The number of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai increased by over 1,000 for the sixth consecutive day. On Monday, 1,008 more people tested positive for the virus. Four deaths took the toll to 11,504 while 956 people getting discharged during the day took the recovery count in the metropolis to 3,11,407. The average daily growth rate of COVID-19 cases in the city has increased to 0.31 per cent from 0.17 per cent on February 18, while the case doubling time shortened from 417 days to 225 days now. The active cases in the city stands at 10,799. Meanwhile, a lockdown between March 13 and 31 was declared on Monday in the hotspots in Thane city. The order, issued by Thane Municipal Commissioner Vipin Sharma, said the decision was taken due to rise in COVID-19 cases in these areas in the past few days.
THE TIMES OF INDIA | Mar 09, 2021, 11:21:37 IST