With the highest single-day spike of 28,701 cases and 500 fatalities in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 count reached 8.78 Lakh. Maharashtra’s COVID-19 cases spiked by 7,827 to 2.54 lakh while the number of fatalities mounted by 173. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), including Mumbai city, reported the highest 4,475 cases in the day. Mumbai city alone reported 1,243 new cases and 44 deaths, taking its overall case count to 92,988 and the number of fatalities to 5,288. As the country’s COVID-19 tally rises, authorities are reimposing lockdown for varying periods in more cities. Meanwhile, expressing concern over the rising number of cases, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said the government was planning to set up sample testing laboratories in all districts.
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