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People sit on height due to waterlogged street following heavy rainfall, at Hindmata area in Mumbai, Friday (PTI)
People sit on height due to waterlogged street following heavy rainfall, at Hindmata area in Mumbai, Friday (PTI)

For second day in a row, Maharashtra sees more than 6,000 new coronavirus cases

198 more virus-related deaths in the last 24 hours took the state's death toll to 8,376, while its virus case count reaches nearly 1.93 lakh

New Delhi: For the second consecutive day, Maharashtra, on Friday, witnessed over 6,000 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The state reported 6,364 new Covid-19 cases, which is its biggest single-day spike so far, taking its virus count to 1,92,990. On Thursday too, the state had reported more than 6,000 new virus cases.

198 more virus-related deaths in the last 24 hours took the state's death toll to 8,376. There are 79,911 active cases in the state at the moment, the state health department said in its daily bulletin.

On the other hand, 3,515 patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the number of recovered cases to 1,04, 687, said an official release.

So far 10,49,277 people have been tested in the state.

Out of 198 Covid-19 deaths reported in the state on Friday, 150 occurred in the last 48 hours and rest 48 are from the previous period.

1,372 new Covid-19 cases on Friday took the virus tally of Mumbai to 81,634. 73 more deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, which took the city's death toll to 4,759.

Currently, there are 24,483 active cases in the city, while number of recoveries reached 52,392.

The Covid-19 case count in Dharavi, Mumbai's biggest slum, increased to 2,309 as eight new cases were reported on Friday, a senior official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

The civic body has, however, stopped disclosing the number of deaths from the slum dominated area since the last few days without specifying any reason.

The BMC official said that Dharavi now only has 551 active Covid-19 cases, as 1,672 patients have been discharged post recovery.

Dharavi's COVID-19 case doubling rate is 140 days as per the average of last seven days and its average growth rate is 0.55 per cent, he said.

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