Mumbai witnessed 218 fresh cases on Friday, the biggest single-day jump so far in the city. With this, the city’s numbers crossed the 1000 mark. At present, out of the 1,574 cases in Maharashtra, 1,008 are from Mumbai itself.
According to the BMC, 60 per cent of the cases have been asymptomatic and detected as a result of containment measures and close contact tracing. Also, out of 110 fatalities in the state, 64 are from Mumbai.
In India too, the COVID-19 cases saw another single-day high of 896 taking the total number to 6,761 as the government continued to take steps to contain its spread through a series of measures including scaling up testing capacity.
The Health Ministry said that of 6,761 cases, 6039 are active cases, 516 have been “cured/discharged/ migrated”. The death toll has mounted to 206 with 37 people dying in the last 24 hours.Punjab became the second state to extend lockdown after Odisha. It has extended lockdown till May 1.
Globally, the number of deaths doubled up in just eight days and has now crossed 1 lakh. Maximum number of casualties have been reported in Italy, followed closely by the USA. The number of coronavirus cases in the world is nearing 17 lakhs.
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