Mumbai: For the second time in 48 hours, Maharashtra on Tuesday recorded 53 new Covid-19 deaths, after touching the same figures on Sunday, with the number of positive cases zooming past the 24,000 mark, health officials said here.
With 53 fatalities, the state’s death toll shot up from Monday’s 868 to 921 on Tuesday while the total number of coronavirus cases increased to 24,427, a jump of 1,026 new cases.
Of the total deaths, 28 — the highest till date — were recorded in Mumbai, taking the city’s toll from Monday’s 528 to 556 while the number of Covid-19 cases in the city shot up by 426 to 14,947 on Tuesday.
Dharavi slum alone continued to be a major hotspot in Mumbai, notching 46 new cases, taking the total number of patients to 962, besides recording 31 deaths till now.
Besides Mumbai, 7 deaths were reported from Raigad, 6 from Pune, 5 from Jalgaon, 3 from Solapur, 2 from Thane, and one each from Aurangabad and Akola.