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Maharashtra records highest one-day spike of COVID-19 cases, reprots 2,940 patients, 63 deaths

In its highest one-day spike so far, Maharashtra on Friday recorded 2,940 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall tally of positive patients in the state to 44,582. 

With 63 COVID-19 patients dying, the death toll in the state reached 1,517.

The total number of persons discharged from hospitals has also risen to 12,583 while active cases remain 30,482. Total samples tested in the state is 3,32,777.

The highest number of cases have been recorded in state capital Mumbai where 34,107 positive cases and 1,027 deaths have been confirmed so far. 

Of the 63 deaths, 27 were recorded in Mumbai Metropolitan Region alone while 1,751 new cases were also found. Mumbai Metropolitan Region comprises Mumbai and surrounding satellite towns.

The number of coronavirus cases Mumbai’s Dharavi area increased to 1,478 as 53 new patients were found on Friday. The COVID-19 death toll reached 57 with one more person dying, the data released by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. 

Dharavi is known as the largest slum sprawl of Asia and has a population of over 6.5 lakh living in an area spread over 2.5 sq km.