Pune, Apr 9: Maharashtra has reported 162 new Novel Coronavirus cases on Thursday, taking the state tally to 1,297, a health official said.
This is the highest rise so far in the number of COVID-19 patients in a single day, he said, adding that out of the 162 new cases, 143 have been reported from Mumbai.
The other cities, where people have tested positive, include Kalyan-Dombivli-four, Pune and Aurangabad-three each, Pimpri Chinchwad and Navi Mumbai-two each, and Yavatmal, Thane city, Mira Bhayandar, Vasai-Virar and Sindhudurg- one each, he said.
Till Wednesday, the state reported 72 deaths due to the disease.(UNI)