Mumbai reports 3,062 COVID-19 cases, biggest spike since pandemic began
Mumbai on Friday reported 3,062 new COVID-19 cases, marking the biggest single-day spike since the pandemic began. The city has been witnessing a steady rise in the number of coronavirus infections for several weeks. The state of Maharashtra, which is home to Mumbai, is notably India's worst-hit state in terms of infections, deaths, and the rate of rise in infections.
Over 3.5 lakh infected in Mumbai so far; 91% recovered
Mumbai reported 3,062 new cases and 10 more deaths on Friday. The city has now reported a total of 3,55,897 cases and 11,565 deaths. The total number of recoveries has also reached 3,23,281 as 1,334 more people were discharged on Friday. The city's recovery rate is settled at 91%. The number of active cases in the city is 20,140.
State reports over 25,000 new cases, 70 more deaths
Maharashtra reported 25,681 new cases on Friday, a slight dip from 25,833 infections the previous day. The state's tally has now reached 24,22,021. Only 1,77,560 infections are active in the state, while 21,89,965 patients have recovered since the beginning of the pandemic. The death toll also climbed to 53,208 with 70 fresh fatalities in the previous 24 hours.
Maharashtra announced new restrictions today
The Maharashtra government announced fresh curbs on Friday to stem the spread of COVID-19 across the state. Drama theaters and auditoriums can only operate with 50% capacity. Private offices can function with 50% capacity, but those related to health and other essential services are exempted. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said a lockdown is an option, but he trusts people to follow the curbs.