Mumbai, Apr 8: The number of Novel Coronavirus positive cases shot up by 60 in the state since Tuesday night, taking the total number to 1078, while the number of deaths stood at 64, officials said here on Wednesday.
The highest increase was notched in Mumbai with 44 new cases, increasing the total tally from 642 to 686, besides 40 deaths. In Pune, nine new cases were reported on Wednesday, raising its tally from 137 to 146 and eight deaths so far.
Nagpur recorded four new cases, followed by Ahmednagar, Akola and Buldhana with one each. Among the new cases till Tuesday, 23 were those who attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi last month. They include eight from Latur, six from Buldhana, four from Pune, two from Ahmednagar and one each from Hingoli, Jalgaon and Washim.
The state recorded the highest single day new cases of 150 on Tuesday, with the death toll shooting to 64. (UNI)