Maharashtra on Friday logged 58,993 new COVID cases taking the total number of cases to 32,88,540. Meanwhile, with 301 deaths, the toll rose to 57,329, as per the state health bulletin.
The total infection count slightly increased today as against yesterday’s number of 56,286. The state has been recording more than 55,000 cases over the past few days.
The highest single-day spike of 59,907 cases was reported on 7 April.
Currently, the active cases in the state stands at 5,34,603.
A total of 45,391 patients recuperated and got discharge from hospitals on Thursday, due to which the state’s recovery count reached 26,95,148, it said.
With a record number of 2,45,707 tests conducted during the day, the count of people who have been tested so far in the state has grown to 2,16,31,258.
Of the total number, 15.2% have tested positive for the killer virus.
The state’s recovery rate is 81.96%, while the fatality rate is 1.74%.
Meanwhile, Mumbai’s coronavirus tally crossed the five lakh-mark today with the addition of 9,200 cases, while the death toll reached 11,909 as 35 patients died, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.
The number of deaths reported on Friday is the highest since October 26 last year, when 37 persons had died, the data shared by the civic body said.
With the new cases, the caseload of the country’s financial capital mounted to 5,00,898.
The city has added nearly one lakh new cases in the last 12 days only.
The number of active COVID-19 cases in Mumbai increased to 90,333.
As per the data, the BMC carried out the highest number of 55,741 COVID-19 tests in the last 24 hours, taking its overall test count to 4509881.
According to the BMC, 5,099 patients got discharge from hospitals, which pushed the city’s recovery count to 3,97,613.
The COVID-19 recovery rate in Mumbai is now 79 per cent, the civic body said, adding that the overall coronavirus growth rate has worsened to 2 per cent and the doubling rate has dropped to 34 days.
There are 76 containment zones in the city, where 777 buildings have been sealed to curb the spread of the virus, it said.