A doctor wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) holds a saliva swab in a test tube during coronavirus symptom tests | Representational Image | Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi | Bloomberg
A doctor wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) holds a saliva swab in a test tube during coronavirus symptom tests | Representational Image | Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi | Bloomberg
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Mumbai: Maharashtra reported 162 new 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 coronavirus patients in a single day he said.

“Out of the 162 new cases, 143 have been reported from Mumbai,” the official said.

The other cities where people have tested positive are: 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.


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