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Maharashtra clocks over 61,000 cases, Mumbai close to the 8000 mark

Apr 15, 2021 23:41 IST | By Editorji News Desk

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.

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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.

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