COVID-19 cases at new peaks in Mumbai: 6,123 test positive, highest single-day spike since pandemic outbreak

Maharashtra on Saturday (March 27) recorded 35,726 new COVID-19 cases. The previous highest single-day surge was 36,912 cases, which was recorded on Friday, March 26.

Besides, 166 COVID-19 deaths were recorded in the day, taking the death toll to 54,073. The case fatality rate in the state is 2.02%.

14,523 patients were discharged in the day, taking the tally to 23,00,056. The recovery rate in the state stands at 86.58%.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government on Friday announced the imposition of a night curfew across the state from Sunday (March 28) amid a massive rise in COVID-19 cases. The decision was taken after Thackeray held a meeting with district collectors and divisional commissioners through video conferencing.

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