Mumbai sees highest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases since start of pandemic

With 3,779 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours in Mumbai, this is the highest number of cases reported from the Maharashtra capital since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

With this, the total number of coronavirus patients in Mumbai rises to 3,62,675. Also, 10 people succumbed to the infection in Mumbai during the last 24 hours, so far, a total of 11,586 deaths have been reported from COVID-19 in Mumbai.

Maharashtra on Sunday reported 30,535 fresh COVID-19 cases, the highest rise in a single day, the state health department said. With this, the state’s overall tally of the infections mounted to 24,79,682 while 99 fatalities pushed the toll to 53,399, it said.

The fresh spike in the cases came just three days after Maharashtra recorded its highest rise in a single day at 25,833. The previous highest spike was 24,896 in September 2020.

India recorded 43,846 new coronavirus cases in a day, the highest single-day rise so far this year, taking the nationwide COVID-19 tally to 1,15,99,130, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

(With agency inputs)

(With inputs from DNA India)

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