Mumbai Records 889 Fresh Covid Cases, Highest Since January 31

Mumbai Records 889 Fresh Covid Cases, Highest Since January 31

This is the third consecutive day when Maharashtra reported more than 1,000 cases. (FILE)

Mumbai:

Maharashtra on Saturday reported 1,357 new coronavirus infections and one pandemic-related death, the state health department said. Out of these new infections, Mumbai alone accounted for 889 cases. The sole death was also reported from the state capital.

The state had recorded 1,134 new infections and three deaths the day before.

This is the third consecutive day when the state reported more than 1,000 cases.

The state has 5,888 active cases now.

The caseload in the state increased to 78,91,703 while death countreached 1,47,865.

As many as 595 people recovered during the day, which raised the tally of recovered patients to 77,37,950.

The case recovery rate stands at 98.05 per cent while fatality rate is 1.87 per cent.

Navi Mumbai municipal corporation reported 104 new cases while Thane and Pune city added 91 and 68 cases, respectively.

As many as 31,083 coronavirus tests were carried out since previous evening, taking the tally of samples tested so far to 8,10,35,276.

Speaking to reporters earlier in the day, Health Minister Rajesh Tope had said that masks have not been made compulsory in the state so far, but it was advisable to use them, especially in enclosed spaces such as auditoriums and schools/colleges.

Maharashtra’s coronavirus figures: New COVID-19 cases 1,357, Total cases: 78,91,703, Total deaths: 1,47,865, Total tests: 8,10,35,276.

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