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In Over 5 Weeks, Mumbai Reports Lowest Single-Day Covid Cases Today

Pune remains the worst-hit city in the state with  7,718 cases and 10 deaths in a day. Nagpur is second on the list with 5,350 cases and 13 deaths.

Registering its lowest one-day spike in over 5 weeks, Mumbai on Monday logged 2,624 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours. The number of Covid tests also went down significantly from a daily average of 50,000 to 38,000 on Sunday, according to official data.

With 78 new deaths being reported in 24 hours, the city’s death count stands at 13,372. Mumbai’s total number of infections reached 6,58,621 on Monday.

On March 17, the Maharashtra capital had recorded 2,377 new coronavirus cases. However, after that day, the daily figures spiralled to thousands of cases per day as the more dangerous second wave of the pandemic gripped Maharashtra and the rest of the country.

Mumbai, last month, was among the worst-hit cities in the country.

The western state of Maharashtra, which has been recording over 60,000 cases a day over the last month, logged 48,621 new cases on Monday. The number of recoveries surpassed the case figure – 59,500 patients were discharged in 24 hours.

With an 84.7 per cent recovery rate, the case fatality rate is 1.49 per cent in Maharashtra. The positivity rate is 17.12 per cent.

Maharashtra reported 567 fatalities in a day, keeping the spike in deaths a big concern for the state.

Pune remains the worst-hit city in the state with  7,718 cases and 10 deaths in a day. Nagpur is second on the list with 5,350 cases and 13 deaths.

According to the government statement, 39,08,491 people are in home quarantine and 28,593 people are in institutional quarantine at present.

Weekend lockdowns and lockdown-like restrictions were imposed by the Maharashtra government in the state.

Last week, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said if the curbs were not imposed, the state would have seen nine to ten lakh active cases.

On complete lockdown, he said: “…we won’t reach that stage”.

Maharashtra Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis last week said the decreasing daily tallies were the result of low testing.

 

 

 

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