In the highest-ever single-day rise of coronavirus cases in Mumbai, as many as 998 new infections were detected, taking the tally to 16,579 on Thursday.
25 more patients succumbed to the disease, taking the death toll in the financial capital beyond the 600-mark.
The nationwide tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases crossed 80,000 on Thursday, while the government unveiled special measures amounting to over Rs 3 lakh crore for migrant workers, farmers and other segments of the economy to help them tide over the COVID-19 pandemic. The death toll in the country has crossed 2,500.
The death toll in that state has also crossed 1,500-mark. With 58 more deaths, the total number of fatalities has surged to 1,635 since Saturday, it added.
Of these cases, 1,196 patients have recovered and discharged today, As many as 14,600 patients have been discharged till date, it said.
There are currently 33,988 active cases in Maharashtra since the outbreak.
Of the total cases and deaths reported in the state so far, Mumbai alone has more than 30,000 cases in the city. The total number of coronavirus cases recorded in Mumbai are 30,542 while the death toll increased to 988.