Mumbai on Thursday reported 838 new coronavirus infections and two pandemic-related deaths, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in a bulletin.
The tally of COVID-19 cases in India’s financial capital rose to 11,41,404 while the death toll increased to 19,679, it said.
On the sixth consecutive day, the metropolis logged fewer than 1,000 coronavirus infections. Last week, the city recorded more than 1,000 cases on two consecutive days.
The new COVID-19 cases were detected from 11,951 tests. The total of tests carried out in the city rose to 1,80,48,384. A day before, 8,772 COVID-19 tests had been conducted in the city.
Mumbai’s tally of recuperated patients rose to 11,16,001 with more than 1,199 patients recovering during the day.
The city has a recovery rate of 97.8 per cent and 5,724 active patients. Of 838 new patients, only 34 had symptoms of the viral illness. The overall growth rate of COVID-19 cases in the city declined to 0.078 per cent between August 18 and 24, while the time taken for the caseload to double was 883 days.