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As many as 102 more people tested positive for Covid-19 across Mumbai in the last 24 hours, taking the infection tally to 10,59,433, said the city civic department on Tuesday.

The death toll due to the disease remained unchanged at 19,562.

This is the biggest jump in new coronavirus infections in the metropolitan since 27 February, when it had logged 103 cases. Thereafter, the city has been recording new cases in double-digits, barring 2 March when 100 infections were reported. 

Notably, the daily Covid-19 cases more than doubled in the last two days in Mumbai. On Sunday, the city had registered 45 cases. 

Overall, Maharashtra detected 153 new Covid-19 cases and four deaths in the last 24 hours. The coronavirus caseload of the state rose to 78,77,078 and death toll reached 1,47,838. The state's Covid-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.87%.

As many as 135 patients recovered since previous evening, taking the total of recovered patients in the state to 77,28,297. The recovery rate stands at 98.11%.

Maharashtra now has 943 active cases. The districts of Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Satara, Nandurbar, Latur, Washim, Osmanabad, Bhandara and Chandrapur have no active cases.

With 22,024 samples tested since previous evening, the total of tests conducted in the state rose to 8,00,82,006.

 

 

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