Mumbai: Maharashtra on Thursday recorded a new high of 1,602 Covid-19 cases and the death toll crossed 1,000, while Mumbai recorded a new high of 991 cases, state health officials said here.
Of 991 cases, 33 new Corona cases were registered in Mumbai’s Dharavi alone.
With 44 fatalities – down from Wednesday’s highest 54 – the state death toll shot up to 1,019 and the total number of coronavirus patients increased to 27,524, the highest jump of 1,602 after the previous high recorded on May 13.
Of the total deaths, 25 were recorded only in Mumbai, taking up the city’s toll from Wednesday’s 596 to 621 and the number of Covid-19 positive patients in the city shot up by a new high of 991 to touch 16,738.
Besides Mumbai, there were 12 deaths in Navi Mumbai (Thane), five deaths in Pune, and two in Aurangabad. On the positive side, 512 more fully cured patients returned home, taking the number of those discharged to 6,059 till date.