Mumbai today reported more than 9,000 daily coronavirus cases, which is the Maharashtra capital’s highest ever single-day spike. It also logged 27 deaths in the last 24 hours.
According to Mumbai’s municipal body, the Brihanmumbai Corporation or BMC, 9,090 people were tested positive for the virus in 24 hours. 5,322 were discharged, taking the total recovery count to 3,66,365. The recovery rate has slipped to 83 per cent.
The city currently has 62,187 active cases.
The doubling rate is 44 days, and the growth rate is 1.54 per cent.
Among the dead, 21 patients had comorbidities. One person who died was below 40 years, 19 were above 60, while seven were between 40 to 60 years, the state government said in a statement.
The city had reported 8,832 cases yesterday.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra, which is the worst hit state in the country, has reported 49,447 coronavirus cases and 277 deaths in a day. This is Maharashtra’s highest-ever single day figure.
The state had reported 47,827 cases and 202 deaths yesterday.
Pune, meanwhile, today reported record-breaking 10,873 cases and 52 deaths.
India, which is facing a second wave of infections, today logged 89,129 new coronavirus cases. Today’s surge was the highest since September 20, when 92,605 cases were reported.
Maharashtra has been contributing around 60 per cent of the country’s total daily cases for the last few weeks.
Eight of the ten districts with the highest number of coronavirus cases are in Maharashtra.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said that the possibility of a lockdown in Maharashtra can’t be ruled out if the surge in coronavirus cases continues.
“I cannot rule out imposing a lockdown if the current COVID-19 situation prevails. People have become complacent. We are in a Catch 22 situation – should we look at the economy or health?” the Chief Minister said in a televised address.