Aditya Thackeray Contracts Coronavirus, Mumbai Sees Massive Spike In COVID-19 Numbers

INDIA Team Latestly|

Maharashtra cabinet minister & Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's son, Aaditya Thackeray, has tested positive for the coronavirus. In a tweet on March 20, he urged those who had come in contact with him to get tested for the virus. With this, the state's overall tally of the infections mounted to 24,79,682 while 99 fatalities pushed the count to 53,399, it said. The fresh spike in the cases came just three days after Maharashtra recorded its highest rise in a single day at 25,833. The previous highest spike was 24,896 in September 2020. A statement from the Health department said 11,314 patients were discharged during the day, taking the overall count of recoveries in Maharashtra to 22,14,867. Mumbai on March 21 recorded 3,775 cases, the highest single-day rise in its total cases since the pandemic hit the state in March last year. With 3,063 cases, the last highest count was recorded on March 19. Total number of Covid-19 cases in Mumbai is 3.62 lakh now, of which, 23,448 are active. Watch the video to know more.

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