Mumbai: As many as 522 new Covid 19 cases have been reported from Mumbai City and that is said to be the highe single day jump in cases until now.
With this the tally of coronavirus cases in Mumbai reached to 4,025 or 65% of Maharashtra's total. The BMC, meanwhile, has come out with a mathematical projection that the city’s cases could hit 70,000-odd in about a month from now.
Other places in Maharashta recorded 256 new Covid-19 cases that increased the tally to 6,427.
The previous largest single-day spike for Mumbai was on April 19, with 456 cases. BMC officials said that fourteen patients also died on Thursday, which took the death toll to 283. The number of deaths in the city rose by six to 167, officials said.
Of the 14 deaths, three were under 40 years of age, nine between 40-59, and two above 60. Seven of them also had diabetes, hypertension, asthma or heart disease.
Among those who tested positive was Maharashtra Housing Minister Jitendra Awhad. According to a report in Indian Express, he was admitted to hospital on Tuesday night, 10 days after he had put himself under home quarantine after coming in contact with a person who tested positive for coronavirus.
The report quoted sources close to the NCP leader as saying that he was moved to a private hospital after developing fever. A hospital spokesperson said his condition was stable.