The number of positive cases in Maharashtra increased to 1,135 with 117 patients testing positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.
The Mumbai Metropolitan region also saw a spike of 106 new cases, taking the tally to 696
The city also reported five COVID-19 deaths, taking the toll to 45. Out of the five deaths, four had comorbidities and age-related facts.
The health department also said that institutional quarantine facilities are being identified across 24 wards with the capacity to house more than 11,000 people.
“They are being used to house high risk and low-risk contacts of COVID-19 positive cases from slums, chawls and congested localities in order to arrest the spread of the epidemic in congested areas.”
It also said that high-risk contacts in such facilities are screened in fever clinics, swabs of COVID-19 suspects cases are immediately collected for testing and further protocol is followed according to test results.
However, no patient was cured and discharged today.
The total number of coronavirus cases in the country rose to 5,274, registering an increase of 485 cases in the last 24 hours, while the death toll stood at 149.