Coronavirus news highlights: The number of coronavirus cases in the country's financial capital crossed 70,000 while the death toll due to the pandemic exceeded 4,000 on Thursday, said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Mumbai reported 1,365 new cases and 58 deaths since Wednesday evening, said a BMC release. The tally of cases in the city rose to 70,990 and death toll reached 4,060, it added. But the doubling rate of cases -- the number of days during which cases double - has now crossed 40 days, while the average growth rate of cases has dropped to 1.72 per cent, the civic body said. Dharavi, the famous slum area in the city, recorded 11 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of cases there to 2,210. No new death was reported in the area. With 2,141 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals after recovery on Thursday, the number of recovered patients increased to 39,151, informed the BMC.