COVID-19: Mumbai reports 1,539 new infections, highest since October


Maharashtra on Wednesday registered 13,659 new coronavirus cases, the highest one-day spike this year, taking the state’s tally to 22,52,057, PTI reported, citing a health official. The state had reported 13,395 Covid-19 infections on October 8 following which the number of daily cases had declined.

The situation in Mumbai is also worrying as the city has reported more than 1,000 cases in the last few days. On Wednesday, the city’s tally rose to 3,37,134 after 1,539 Covid-19 infections were registered. This was highest number of infections since October last year and a sharp jump from yesterday’s 1,012 new cases. With five deaths, the toll in Mumbai stood at 11,515.

Corona cases have been on the rise since February, the highest number in a single day.

During the day 1539 patients have been registered in Mumbai, 1513 in Nagpur, 1384 in Pune and 750 in Nashik. At present there are 99,000 active patients in the state.

During the day, 9,913 patients were discharged home. A total of 54 deaths have been reported.

5 day record:
March 10: 13,659
March 9: 9,927
March 8: 8,744
March 7: 11,141
March 6: 10,187

The total number of corona victims in Mumbai has reached 3,37,134 and with five deaths, the toll in Mumbai stood at 11,515.