Mumbai sees 2,377 COVID-19 cases, highest surge since Oct 8

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Mumbai, Mar 17 (PTI) The number of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai rose by 2,377 on Wednesday, the highest single day addition since October last year, to touch 3,49,958, a civic official said.

The figure was 2,823 on October 8, BMC data showed.

The toll reached 11,547 after eight deaths were recorded during the day, this figure too being the highest in the metropolis since February 1, the official pointed out.

The day also saw 876 people getting discharged, taking the recovery count to 3,20,754, he said.

The average growth rate of cases increased from 0.17 per cent on February 18 to 0.48 per cent now, while the case doubling time quickened from 417 days to 145 now, civic data revealed.

With 21,463 samples being examined in the last 24 hours, the overall number of tests in Mumbai went up to 36,14,528.

The city has 34 containment zones and 267 sealed buildings. PTI KK BNM BNM