Mumbai: Maharashtra on Sunday recorded a fresh record high of 53 Covid-19 deaths in a single day – up from Saturday’s 48 – and the number of positive cases shot past 22,000, health officials said here.
With 53 fatalities, the death toll shot up to 832 and the total number of coronavirus patients increased to 22,171, with the highest jump of 1,278 cases.
Of the total deaths, 19 were recorded in Mumbai, as well as one of a person hailing from Madhya Pradesh – taking the city’s toll to 508 and the number of Covid-19 positive patients in the city shot up by 875 to 13,739, the highest spurt till date.
Dharavi slum alone continued to be a major hotspot in Mumbai, notching 26 new cases, taking the total number of patients to 859, and 29 deaths till now.
Besides Mumbai, 14 deaths were recorded in Malegaon (Nashik), Pune recorded six, Jalgaon five, Dhule three, and Ahmednagar, Aurangabad, Nandurbar, Solapur and Palghar one each.
On the positive side, 399 more fully cured patients returned home, taking the number of those discharged to 4,199 till date.