Maharashtra on Thursday reported 2,813 new Covid cases and one death related to the disease. Of the total, 1,702 were from the state’s capital Mumbai.
An upward trend in new Covid-19 cases continued in India on Thursday, with the country recording 7,240 new cases over the last 24 hours. With this, active cases rose to 32,498.
Maharashtra on Wednesday recorded 2,701 new Covid-19 cases — the highest in nearly four months — of which, 1,765 patients were from Mumbai. The state had recorded 1,881 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, 81 per cent more than the previous day. Of this, 1,242 were detected in Mumbai, almost double the Monday’s count. Maharashtra also reported one case of B.A.5 variant on Tuesday. West Bengal, too, witnessed a slight rise in cases, with 85 fresh cases of the contagion reported from various districts of the state taking the tally to 20,19,832.