Mumbai overtakes Wuhan with 51100 COVID-19 cases

Mumbai:┬áNinety days after the first coronavirus positive patient was found in Mumbai, the number of cases in the country’s financial capital crossed 51,100 on Tuesday while the death toll reached 1,758.

The number of coronavirus cases in Mumbai had crossed 10,000 on May 6 and 25,000 on May 21.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in a release that 1,015 new coronavirus patients were detected on Tuesday, taking the tally of cases to 51,100.

The death toll due to the pandemic in Maharashtra’s capital increased to 1,758 with 58 deaths recorded in the past 24 hours.

904 patients were discharged from hospitals during this period, taking the number of recovered patients in the city to 22,942.

According to the BMC, the city has 26,178 active patients while 690 new suspected patients have been admitted to various hospitals.

The first coronavirus patient was found in the city on March 11 and the first death due to the COVID-19 was reported on March 17.

Of 58 patients who died in the city since Monday evening, 47 were suffering from various co-morbidities or existing health conditions.

The civic body also claimed that it has carried out 2,33,570 coronavirus tests so far.

The growth rate of COVID-19 cases in the city between June 1-8 was 3 per cent, but in three civic wards in Western suburbs (P-north, R-north and R-south) the growth rate was over 5 per cent, the BMC said.

Four civic wards (K-East, L, S and P-North) have reported over 1,500 COVID-19 cases each while wards A, B, C and R-north have reported less than 500 COVID-19 cases.

At present, 4,071 buildings have been sealed. There are 775 containment zones in slums and chawls.