COVID-19 pandemic: Mumbai reports largest single-day rise with 6,923 cases; tally at 3.9 lakh
With eight more persons succumbing to the viral infection, the count of fatalities in the city rose to 11,649
Mumbai: Mumbai on Sunday reported the highest rise in COVID-19 cases so far by adding 6,923 new infections, taking the tally to 3,98,674, the city civic body said.
With eight more persons succumbing to the viral infection, the count of fatalities in Mumbai rose to 11,649.
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A total of 3,380 people were discharged during the day, taking the overall number of recoveries in the megapolis to 3,40,935, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.
With 46,450 new tests, the number of samples tested so far in Mumbai went up to 39,83,380, it said.
At 73, the Dharavi slum cluster reported the highest number of new cases in a day, taking the count of cases to 4,770. The number of active cases is 439.
There are 57 active containment zones in Mumbai, the BMC said, adding that 569 buildings have been sealed after new cases were reported.
At least 19 people were killed when a 3-storey building collapsed on Monday. BMC officials said that the residents of the building, constructed in 1973, had agreed to carry out repairs, but apparently, no repairs were carried out
So far, 12 people have been rescued and 10 more are feared trapped. BMC said that the building has been dilapidated and since 2013 notices were given to first repair and then demolish the building
Mumbai: Several feared trapped after four-storey building collapses in Kurla, rescue operation underway
The incident took place in Kurla's Naik Nagar Society, where a wing of the building collapsed around midnight, official from fire brigade department said, adding that the connected wing was likely to collapse