Nagpur registered 4,095 fresh cases of the coronavirus disease, the highest since the beginning of the pandemic last year with 35 deaths, 1,943 recoveries, taking the district’s caseload to 211,162, an official told news agency PTI on Friday.
Nearly 170,000 people have recovered so far, while the death toll and active cases have climbed to 4,829 and 36,936 respectively, the official said.
On Thursday, the district witnessed a slight dip on its daily tally with 2,656 cases and on Wednesday, 3,717 people had tested positive for the viral disease- which had been the highest single-day figure till then.
Nagpur has been one of the worst affected districts in Maharashtra and has been contributing the maximum number of cases towards the state’s daily tally along with Mumbai and Pune districts.
Nagpur Municipal commissioner Radhakrishnan B. ordered the closure of all markets, hotels and restaurants on March 29, and banned all celebrations and gatherings on March 28 and March 29 amid the Holi festival celebrations.