Mumbai's COVID-19 doubling rate reaches 411 days

501 new COVID-19 cases were found in Mumbai taking the caseload up to 3,04,122 while nine people have lost their lives.

Mumbai's COVID-19 doubling rate reaches 411 days

As the number of COVID-19 cases in the city has seen a sharp decline, the doubling rate in Mumbai too has reached up to 411 days. Mumbai reported 501 new COVID-19 cases, 490 recoveries and nine deaths on Wednesday, January 20, taking the total number of cases in the financial capital to 3,04,122. According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) data, there are 6,654 active cases and 2,85,307 patients have completely recovered so far. The death toll is at 11,257 in the city. The recovery rate stands at 94 per cent. At present 26,41,996 tests have been conducted by the BMC. There are 151 contaminated zones in slums and chawls while 2,254 buildings are sealed by the BMC.

On Wednesday, January 20, Maharashtra recorded 3,015 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus. This propelled the state's COVID-19 tally to 19,97,992. Currently, there are 46,769 active cases in the state. With 4,589 COVID-19 patients discharged in the day, the number of recovered soared to 18,99,428.

More than 59 people from the state have lost their lives to this disease in the last 24 hours while the total has now mounted to 50,582. While 2,18,325 persons are under home quarantine, 2,230 others have been admitted to institutional quarantine centres. The COVID-19 recovery rate and fatality rate in the state stand at 95.07 per cent, and 2.53 per cent respectively.

Meanwhile, India reported 15,223 new cases, 19,965 recoveries and 151 deaths taking the tally up to 1,06,10,883 on Wednesday, January 20. According to the data by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in total 1,02,65,706 have completely recovered. The death toll is at 1,52,869 in the country. At present, there are 1,92,308 active cases. According to the ICMR, 18,93,47,782 samples have been tested up to January 20. So far, 8,06,484 healthcare workers have been vaccinated in the country.

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