Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 13,165 new COVID-19 cases, highest one-day count, taking its tally to 6,28,642, while 346 fresh deaths pushed the toll beyond the 21,000-mark, a health official said. The previous single-day highest was 12,712 coronavirus cases, recorded on August 12.
Mumbai reported 1,132 new cases and 46 deaths, taking its tally to 1,31,542 and the toll to 7,268. The number of active cases in Mumbai stood at 17,914. Pune city reported 1,233 fresh cases along with 38 deaths, taking the tally to 82,907 and the toll to 2,169, the official told PTI.
In other news from Pune, the first sero-survey conducted in the city detected the prevalence of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in an average of 51.5 per cent of the people. Scientists and epidemiologists said the extensive spread was not unusual. Pune’s results can be compared to New Delhi, where 23 per cent had antibodies, and Mumbai, where the percentage was 57 per cent in slums and 16 per cent in non-slum areas. In Ahmedabad, it was 47 per cent.