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At 25,833, Maharashtra sees highest-ever daily Covid
Mumbai also recorded highest ever daily count of 2,877 cases; the
number of active cases in the state are 1.6 lakh
Maharashtra on Thursday recorded 25,833 new coronavirus
cases, the hightest one-day spike since last March when the first
coronavirus infection was detected.
It took the caseload to 23,96,340, said a health official. With 58
fatalities, the death toll jumped to 53,138. The earlier record was
24,886 cases, reported on September 11 last year. The state is in
the beginning of second COVID-19 wave, a central team report
had said earlier this week.
On Thursday, 12,764 patients were discharged from hospitals, the
highest in single day this year.
The total of recoveries now stands at 21,75,565.
There are 1,66,353 active cases in the state.
Nagpur city on the second consecutive day recorded highest
number of new COVID-19 cases at 2,926, followed by 2,877 in
Mumbai and 2,791 in Pune city.
Pune division comprising civic bodies of Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad
as well as districts of Pune, Solapur and Satara reported
cumulative 5,583 new cases, highest among the divisions.
Mumbai’s COVID-19 tally increased to 3,52,851 and eight deaths
took the fatality count to 11,559. Mumbai division reported 5,190
new cases and 14 deaths. With 1,21,335 tests carried out on
Thursday, the state has so far tested 1,79,56,830 samples for
coronavirus. There are 8,13,211 people in home quarantine while
7,079 are in institutional quarantine.
Out of 58 deaths, 38 occurred in the last 48 hours and 15 in the
last week. Remaining five deaths are from the period before the