Maharashtra sees huge spike in daily Covid-19 count, reports over 13,500 new cases


Maharashtra on Wednesday recorded a massive spike in daily covid-19 cases after the state reported over 13,500 infections in the last 24 hours, according to the daily health bulletin.

With a total of 13,659 new Covid-19 cases reported today, the state’s tally rises to 22,52,057.

Maharashtra had reported 9,927 new COVID-19 cases and 56 deaths on Tuesday.

Along with that, 54 virus-related deaths takes the total number of fatalities in the state to 52,610, the bulletin added.

There are 9,913 recoveries reported in the state today, taking the number of those recovered from the disease to 20,99,207, while active cases stand at 99,008.

Of these, Mumbai recorded 1,539 new COVID-19 cases, the highest number of infections since October last year, an official from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said.

With this, the city’s COVID-19 tally has reached 3,37,123, the official said.

According to the latest data from the civic body, five fatalities were reported in the city in the last 24 hours, raising the toll to 11,511.

This is the first time since October 21, 2020 that Mumbai’s single-day count has crossed the 1,500 mark.

Amid the surge in cases, Mumbai’s civic body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), informed that out of 23 thousand new COVID-19 cases reported in Mumbai during January and February, 90 percent cases were registered from housing societies and rest 10 percent from slums.

“BMC has decided to strictly implement the measure against COVID-19 in housing societies of Mumbai after it has been observed that over 23 thousand new COVID cases were found in Mumbai during January and February, out of these 90 percent cases were from housing societies and rest 10 percent were from slums,” the BMC said in an official release.

Meanwhile, the Centre earlier today informed that Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu — accounted for 83.76 per cent of the 17,921 cases of COVID-19 reported in the country in a day.

India’s tally of active COVID-19 cases stood at 1.84 lakh and comprised 1.64 per cent of the total infections, according to the ministry’s data.

Maharashtra saw the maximum daily deaths at 56, followed by Punjab where 20 people succumbed to the disease and Kerala witnessing 16 fatalities.

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