“Akola, Amravati, Yavatmal, Buldana, Wardha and Nagpur are the six districts (in Vidarbha) that have reported a steady rise in coronavirus figures. The other two districts where cases have surged Mumbai and Pune, though this could be due to migration , not enjoyed COVID-19 protocol like wearing masks etc, “the official said. He said 75 samples each from Akola and Yavatmal and 100 from Amravati have been sent to NIV, Pune to check if the virus had mutated.
Maharashtra, and Mumbai, reported a steady increase in Covid-19 cases on Friday with over 6,000 single day infections emerging in the state even as Mumbai breached its two-month high.
Maharashtra has on Thursday crossed its 75-day record. The state reported 6,112 cases on Friday, of these 823 are in Mumbai. Pune reported 1,015 new COVID-19 cases, 493 recoveries, and 6 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the health department. The total death toll has reached 9,171.
The state had reported more than 6,000 cases in a single day on October 30 earlier, and the numbers had dropped steadily thereafter, the Indian Express reported.
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