MUMBAI: Maharashtra on Monday breached the 2,000-mark after recording 352 new Covid-19 positive cases, its highest single-day jump so far; the previous high was 229 cases last Thursday. The state’s tally of cases has now reached 2,334. Nearly 70% or 242 of the new cases were reported from Mumbai, also the highest single-day count for the city, surpassing last Thursday’s 162. Mumbai now has 1,540 cases. Plus, with nine new deaths reported on Monday, Mumbai’s death toll surpassed 100; it is now 101.
Overall, the state saw 11 deaths, including one each in Mira-Bhayander and Pimpri-Chinchwad.
While it took the state 30 days to reach the first 1,000 cases (March 9-April 7), the second thousand came in merely six days. The big jump in the state’s numbers could be attributed to a staggering rise in cases in Mumbai. Of the 1,000 new cases seen in the last six days, nearly 600 were from the city. Civic authorities said that after cases were found in Worli and Dharavi, there was a major escalation in testing and contact tracing, which led to a rise in cases. Data shows 43,199 tests have been carried out in the state so far; 39,089 samples were negative and 2,334 have tested positive. Over 22,000 samples were tested between the first and the second 1,000 case detections.
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