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Mumbai first Indian city to cross 1,000 cases, Maharashtra toll up to 110 – Times of India

MUMBAI: With a continuous surge in Covid-19 cases, Mumbai on Friday became the first city in India to breach the 1,000 mark, and with 13 deaths reported on Friday, Maharashtra became the first state to cross the 100 mark in terms of the toll.
While 210 new cases were reported in the state, taking the tally to 1,574, the death count went up to 110. The case fatality rate of the state continued to be 7%, one of the highest in the country. With an addition of 132 cases in Mumbai, the city now has 1,008 positive cases and accounts for 64% of Maharashtra’s cases. Of the 13 deaths, 10 were reported from Mumbai, taking its toll to 64. The other 3 deaths were reported from Pune, Panvel and Vasai-Virar.
Civic authorities claimed that of the new cases, over 60% are asymptomatic and were found because of rigorous contact tracing in containment areas. They said contact tracing of 775 positive cases led to identification of 4,028 high-risk individuals till April 9. Of these, a total of 382 turned out to be positive. “What needs to be emphasised is that we have carried out over 16,000 swab tests,” said a civic official.

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