COVID-19: With 218 positive cases on Friday, Mumbai reports highest number of cases in single day

The city of
Mumbai reported 218 positive cases of
COVID-19 on Friday alone. This is considered to be the highest number of cases reported in a single day. With this, the tally stands at 993 in the city alone.

While 16,000 tests have been conducted so far, the city has recorded 10 deaths on Friday, leading the tally to 64. So far, only four patients have recovered today. With this, 69 residents have been discharged so far.

As cases continue to surge in the city, the state government has made it mandatory for those venturing out to wear masks. It is believed that apart from following social distancing, wearing masks can also curb the spread of the infection. According to a report released by the Public Health Department of Maharashtra, out of 33,093 laboratory samples, 30,477 were negative and 1574 have been tested positive for coronavirus until Friday. About 188 patients have been discharged till date after full recovery.

India, all in all, also witnessed the sharpest increase in cases so far. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said, “37 deaths, 896 new cases in last 24 hours, the sharpest ever increase in cases;
India’s total number of Coronavirus positive cases rises to 6761 (including 6039 active cases, 516 cured/discharged/migrated and 206 deaths).”

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