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Maharashtra Records 56,286 New Covid-19 Cases; Mumbai's Dharavi Sees Highest Ever Spike

A health worker interacts with a resident of Dharavi slum during screening for COVID-19 testing. (PTI)

A health worker interacts with a resident of Dharavi slum during screening for COVID-19 testing. (PTI)

In Mumbai division, which comprises Mumbai city and its satellite towns, 16,574 cases were reported and 79 people died.

Mumbai: Maharashtra reported 56,286 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, which took its caseload to 32,29,547, while 376 deaths due to the infection pushed the toll to 57,028, the health department said. On Wednesday, the state had recorded the highest daily count of 59,907 cases and 322 fatalities.

A total of 36,130 patients recuperated and got discharge from hospitals on Thursday, due to which the state's recovery count reached 26,49,757, it said. With 2,36,815 tests conducted during the day, the state's overall test count went up to 2,13,85,551, it said in a statement.

Maharashtra's COVID-19 recovery rate now stands at 82.05 per cent, while the fatality rate is 1.77 per cent. There are 27,02,613 people in home quarantine and 22,661 in institutional quarantine.

The number of active cases in the state is 5,21,317. Mumbai saw a single-day spike of 8,938 cases and 25 deaths on Thursday. With this, its infection count reached 4,91,980 and death toll 11,881.

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In Mumbai division, which comprises Mumbai city and its satellite towns, 16,574 cases were reported and 79 people died. The total number of cases reported so far in Mumbai division are 10,27,572 and 20,887 deaths. Pune division reported as many as 13,561 new COVID-19 cases, including 7,054 in Pune city alone.

Nagpur division reported 8,723 cases, including 3,439 in Nagpur city, while Nashik division recorded 8,132 cases, including 1799 in Nashik city. Latur division reported 3,454 cases during the day, Aurangabad division 3,010 cases, Akola division 2,055 cases and Kolhapur division 777 cases.

Maharashtra's coronavirus figures are as follows: Total number of cases 32,29,547, deaths 57,028, recoveries 26,49,575, active 5,21,317 and total tests 2,13,85,551.

Dharavi Sees Highest Ever Spike of 99 COVID-19 Cases

In a matter of concern, Mumbai’s Dharavi area recorded its highest ever daily spike of 99 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, an official from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. Earlier, the locality had recorded 94 infections on May 3, 2020.

With the addition of the latest cases, the tally in the slum dominated area has risen to 5,474, the official said, adding that there are now 913 active cases in the locality. The first coronavirus case in Dharavi was reported on April 1, 2020, nearly 20 days after the first patient was found in Mumbai on March 11, 2020.

Spread over 2.5 sq km, Dharavi is considered as Asia’s largest slum with a population of over 6.5 lakh.

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first published:April 08, 2021, 23:03 IST