Mumbai: In a major development, Mumbai on Monday registered its lowest one-day covid spike in 5 weeks, with 2,624 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours. However, this can be attributed to low less number of testing as the number of Covid tests also saw a sharp dip - from a daily average of 50,000 to 38,000 on Sunday, according to official data.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra also saw a sharp dip - from a daily average to 60,000 to 48,621 on Monday. The number of recoveries also surpassed the daily cases as 59,500 patients were discharged in 24 hours.
Against 669 deaths on Sunday, the state toll dropped by 102 to 567, taking the total deaths to 70,861.
The recovery rate in Maharashtra is 84.7 per cent, whereas the case fatality rate is 1.49 per cent. The positivity rate is 17.12 per cent.
Currently 39,08,491 people are in home quarantine and 28,593 people are in institutional quarantine, the government said in a statement.
The Mumbai Circle - comprising Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts - recorded a massive drop in new cases from 9,700 to 6,680 now. The tally has shot up to 13,97,840, and with 195 more deaths, the toll is 23,817 now.
In a bid to control the spiraling surge, the Maharashtra government has imposed a weekend lockdown and night curfew across the state.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray last week said if the curbs were not imposed, the state would have seen nine to ten lakh active cases.