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Delhi, Maha report biggest ever single-day Covid spike

April 16, 2021 23:31 IST

Maharashtra and Delhi on Friday reported their biggest ever single-day surge in coronavirus cases, according to government data.

IMAGE: Health workers and relatives carry the body of a man in a coffin who died due to COVID-19 for burial at a graveyard in New Delhi. Photograph: ANI Photo

While Delhi reported 19,486 Covid cases in the last 24 hours, Maharashtra logged 63,729 infections.

With 63,729 fresh coronavirus cases, Maharashtra's total tally increased to 37,03,584, while 398 fatalities pushed the toll to 59,551, he said., said a health department official.

The state's earlier highest one-day case count was 63,294, recorded on April 11, followed by 61,695 on April 15.

Also, 45,335 patients were discharged during the day, raising the number of recovered cases to 30,04,391, he said.


Maharashtra's number of active cases has increased to 6,38,034, the official said.

Mumbai recorded 8,803 new cases and 53 fatalities, taking the tally to 5,62,207 and the toll to 12,250.

With 2,72,226 new tests, the number of samples tested so far in Maharashtra has gone up to 2,33,08,878, the official said.

Currently, 35,14,181 people are in home quarantine, while 25,168 people are in institutional quarantine in the state, the health department said.

Maharashtra's COVID-19 recovery rate stood at 81.12 per cent, while the fatality rate was 1.61 per cent, the department said.

The Mumbai division, including Mumbai city and its satellite towns, recorded 17,635 cases and 73 deaths, taking the count of cases to 11,68,411 and the fatalities to 21,489, it said.

The Nashik division reported 9,286 cases, including 2,459 in Nashik city, while 2,159 infections were recorded in Ahmednagar district. Out of 73 fresh deaths in the division, 25 were from Ahmednagar district and 20 in Nashik district, among others, the official said.

The Pune division saw 13,891 fresh infections, including 5,437 in Pune city. Out of 65 deaths in the division, Pune city and Satara reported 36 and 12, respectively, the official said.

The Kolhapur division added 2,106 new cases, the Aurangabad division 3,095, the Latur division 4,893 and the Akola division 2,264, he said.

The Nagpur division registered 10,559 cases, including 4,190 in Nagpur city, while Bhandara district recorded 1,384 fresh infections.

High deaths were reported from some of the districts and cities like Nanded district (20), Nagpur city (19), Latur district (17), Osmanabad district (12), Nanded city (11) and Buldhana (12) .

Maharashtra's coronavirus figures as follows: Total cases 37,03,584, new cases 63,729, deaths 59,551, recoveries 30,04,391, active cases 6,38,034, people tested so far 2,33,08,878.

Meanwhile, Delhi recorded the biggest single-day jump of 19,486 fresh COVID-19 cases and 141 deaths due to the disease, according to data shared by the health department.

This is the fifth record daily rise in cases in the national capital in the last six days.

The positivity rate fell marginally to 19.69 per cent from Thursday's 20.22 per cent, the highest so far.

With the fresh cases, the national capital's cumulative tally has risen to 8,03,623. The death toll stands at 11,793, according to the latest bulletin.

A total of 98,957 tests, including 64,939 RT-PCR tests and 34,018 rapid antigen tests, were conducted the previous day, the bulletin said.

So far, over 7.3 lakh patients have recovered in Delhi, it added.

The number of active cases in the city increased to 61,005 from 54,309 the day before, the bulletin stated.

The number of people under home isolation increased to 29,705 from 26,974 on Thursday, while that of containment zones mounted to 9,929 from 8,661 the day before, it said.

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