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Mumbai reports 924 COVID-19 cases; only 11 active in Dadar

Mumbai city reported 924 positive cases during the day, pushing its overall case count to 2,72,455.

Mumbai reports 924 COVID-19 cases; only 11 active in Dadar
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Mumbai reported 924 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday (November 19), taking its tally to 2,72,449, while 1,192 more patients recovered from the disease and were subsequently discharged from the hospitals. This was the highest daily count in this week so far.

According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) updated data, there is a steady rise in the number of new positive case. On November 16, 409 new coronavirus patients were detected, which is the lowest daily count since April. On November 17 and 18, the city had recorded 541 and 871 new cases respectively. Furthermore, the death toll for Mumbai has now increased to 10,624 with 12 fresh fatalities being reported in the last 24 hours.

The city has conducted 17.22 lakh COVID-19 tests since February 3, 2020. According to the civic body, the number of recovered COVID-19 patients has increased to 2,49,903 and now constitutes about 92 per cent of the tally. 

The number of active COVID-19 cases in the city has dropped to 8,474 after removal of 2,671 duplicate and other town cases from the list during a reconciliation process. Another positive in this regards was that Dharavi, which is the largest slum in Asia has only 11 active cases now. Dharavi reported three new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, taking the tally of infections in the slum area of Mumbai to 3,629.

Furthermore, the BMC said Mumbai's average doubling rate of COVID- 19 cases is 310 days, while the average growth rate is at 0.22 per cent. According to BMC's data, the city has 439 containment zones and 4,491sealed buildings.

Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally on Thursday (November 19) went up to 17,63,055 with the addition of 5,535 cases, as per the state health department. Also, 154 more lost their lives, the fatality count reached 46,356.

A total of 5,860 patients were discharged during the day. With this, the state's recovery count increased to 16,35,971. The count of active patients is now 79,738.

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