(Eds: Adding information) Mumbai, Sep 2 (PTI) Mumbai on Wednesday reported 1,622 new coronavirus positive cases, its biggest single-day rise in over 100 days, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.
With this, the city's case count rose to 1,48,569, while the death toll increased to 7,724 as 34 persons succumbed to the infection during the day, it said.
The number of recovered patients rose to 1,19,702 after 838 of them were discharged from hospitals on Wednesday, the civic body added.
The city's recovery rate is now 81 per cent, it said, adding that there are 20,813 active cases at present.
On May 24, Mumbai had recorded a single-day rise of 1,725 cases. Since then the number of one-day cases from the city were below 1,500 cases, barring a few days.
According to the BMC, the city's average growth rate of COVID-19 cases improved to 0.92 per cent, while the average doubling rate to 76 days.
The civic body has conducted 7.46 lakh COVID-19 tests so far.
According to the BMC infographic, K-East ward, which includes areas like Marol and Andheri East, had the highest number of 8,818 cases as on September 1, while B ward that includes Dongri and Masjid Bunder areas had the lowest number of 1,256 cases.
The highest number of 537 deaths were reported from K-East ward, while the lowest number of 72 deaths from A-ward, which includes Colaba, Nariman point and Fort areas.
The infographic also showed that R-Central ward, which includes Borivali area, had the highest number of 1,595 active cases as on September 1, while B ward had the lowest 133 active cases.
The city's average growth rate of COVID-19 cases increased to 0.92 per cent on September 1, from 0.83 per cent on August 30.
Nine of the 24 civic wards had the growth rate of over one per cent on Tuesday.
R-Central ward had the highest growth rate of 1.63 per cent on September 1, while the L-ward, which comprises areas like Kurla West, Sakinaka and Pawai, had the lowest growth rate of 0.51 per cent, according to the infographic.
R-Central ward had the lowest doubling rate of 43 days, while L ward had the highest doubling rate of 135 days.
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