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Dahisar, Borivali, Kandivali, Malad and Mulund record the highest coronavirus growth rate in Mumbai

The ward-wise growth rate of the new cases in Mumbai currently stands at 1.58 per cent. However, ten wards in the city have an average growth rate higher than the overall average of Mumbai.

Dahisar, Borivali, Kandivali, Malad and Mulund record the highest coronavirus growth rate in Mumbai
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The number of coronavirus cases in the city of Mumbai has been increasing exponentially over the last few days. Several wards in areas across the city, especially in North Mumbai, have seen a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, observing which officials have taken strict and important measures to contain the spread. 

The ward-wise growth rate of the new cases in Mumbai currently stands at 1.58 per cent. However, ten wards in the city have an average growth rate higher than the overall average of Mumbai. 

As per the report released by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), areas in North Mumbai have the highest growth rate of COVID-19 cases. Data from July 6, 2020, for the last seven days, states that Ward-T (Mulund) has the highest growth rate with 3.4 per cent. All three areas in Ward R - North, Central and South (Dahisar, Borivali and Kandivali) are also the hotspots for coronavirus. Of these three, Ward R-Central (Borivali) has the highest growth rate of 3.2 per cent, followed by R-North (Dahisar) at 2.8 per cent and R-South (Kandivali) at 2.5 per cent. While P-North (Malad) is at 2.3 per cent.


Ward-wise breakdown of the number of cases shows that despite a high growth rate, these wards do not have the most number of cases in the city. Ward R-South (Kandivali) has 3330 cases, Ward R-Central (Borivali) has 3265 cases and Ward R-North (Dahisar) has 1938 cases. However, ward P-North (Malad) has third-highest cases in Mumbai.

These three wards in lowest doubling rates among all the wards in Mumbai. Ward T (Mulund) has a doubling rate of 28 days while Ward R-Central (Borivali) has 22 days, R-South (Kandivali) has 25 days, Ward R-North (Dahisar) has 28 days and Ward P-North (Malad) has 31 days. The number is lower than that of the average doubling rate in Mumbai, which currently stands at 44 days. 

Observing this, the BMC has sealed a number of areas and buildings across Mumbai. A total of 830 buildings have been sealed in Ward R-Central (Borivali) - highest in the city. However, 552 buildings have been sealed in Ward P-North (Malad), 484 in Ward R-South (Kandivali), and 192 Ward R-North (Dahisar).

As of June 6, 2020, Mumbai had a total of 85,326 COVID-19 cases, out of which five 57,152 patients were discharged and 4,935 deaths were registered. A total of 23,239 cases are currently active out of which 13,898 cases are asymptomatic, 8,357 cases are symptomatic and 984 patients are critical. 

Officials have conducted 3,63,120 tests in Mumbai out of which 23.49 per cent have tested positive.

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