Mumbai: Maharashtra on Saturday notched a new single day record of 48 Covid-19 deaths with the tally of positive cases crossing 20,000, marking a grim completion of 60 days since coronavirus first entered the state on March 9 with only 2 cases.
With 48 fatalities, the state’s death toll shot up from Friday’s 731 to 779 Saturday while the total number of cases increased from 19,063 to 20,228 — a jump of 1,165 cases.
Of the total deaths, 27 were recorded in Mumbai, taking the city toll from 489, while the number of Covid-19 positive patients in the city shot up by 740 from Friday’s 12,142 to 12,864 on Saturday.
Dharavi alone continued to be a major hotspot in Mumbai, notching 25 new cases, taking the total number of patients to 833, while 27 persons have succumbed to the dreaded virus till now.
Besides Mumbai’s 27 deaths, Pune recorded 10 new fatalities, Malegaon 8, and one each in Akola, Nanded and Amravati.