Maharashtra on Thursday recorded 61,695 new Covid-19 infections and 349 deaths as the state is under a strict curfew till May 1. In the last 24 hours, the state conducted about 2,34,452 tests and the positivity rate jumped to 26.3%. With 53,335 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the gap between daily infections and recoveries has also narrowed.
Maximum city, Mumbai in the last 24 hours reported 8,209 new infections and 50 deaths. The city's Covid-19 recovery rate is 82% while the overall growth rate is at 1.64%. Mumbai's case doubling rate stands at 42 days.
However, the number of active cases are projected to be double in the state, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has said in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
According to a projection by state health authorities, Maharashtra's active caseload will reach 11.9 lakh by April 30.