Mumbai: Maharashtra, the second-most populous state in India, is now the most affected state in India with numbers rising at a staggering rate, registered the highest number of deaths in a single day since the pandemic started.
Last week Maharashtra recorded 920 death and 57,640 new cases in a single day. The numbers show that the positivity rate is declining at 17.33 percent as of now.
The state logged 34,848 new COVID-19 cases and 960 deaths in the last 24 hours with the total number of people caved into the plague in the state rose to 80,512. The number of active cases in the state is 4,94,032 and 59,073 patients got cured of the virus.
While breaking down the total number of cases, Mumbai today reported 1,447 fresh coronavirus positive cases and 62 deaths, taking the tally to 6,87,152 and the toll to 14,200. Pune remains the worst-affected city in the state with 5,371 cases and 52 deaths, followed by Solapur with 2,278 cases and 77 deaths.
Mumbai’s case recovery rate now stands at 92 percent while the overall growth rate for the period from May 8 to 14 is 0.32 percent, the BMC said.
The number of active containment zones in Mumbai reduced to 87 while 377 buildings remained sealed, added, and as per the latest reports, the lockdown is currently imposed till 1st June 2021 which is likely to be extended if the current scenario continues.