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Mumbai Reports 435 COVID-19 Cases, 13 Deaths

Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said that 435 new coronavirus infections and 13 deaths were reported in Mumbai on Wednesday.

The caseload in the country’s financial capital rose to 7,32,349 and the death toll rose to 15,739.

On Tuesday, Mumbai had reported 351 COVID-19 cases, the lowest since early February, along with ten fatalities.

29,320 tests were conducted since Tuesday evening, taking the total number of samples tested for COVID-19 in the city to 78,41,068. 

The city recorded less than 500 cases daily for the sixth consecutive day on Wednesday. During this, the daily death toll remained in the range of 10 to 14.

According to the BMC, there are currently 6,020 active COVID-19 patients in the city, with 560 patients being discharged during the day.

So far 7,08,212 patients have been cured of the viral infection in the city, their recovery rate is 97 percent.

The doubling rate of COVID-19 cases in the city has increased to 1,097 days, while the average growth rate of cases between July 14 and July 21 was 0.06 per cent.

According to the BMC, the number of containment zones in slums and chawls has come down to just six, while the number of sealed buildings is 61.

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