New Delhi: At least 2,940 people tested positive in the past 24 hours in Maharashtra, in what is the state’s highest single-day peak due to the deadly coronavirus pandemic. With this, the state’s total tally went up to 44,582, while the death toll rose by 63 to 1517.Also Read - Omicron in Community Transmission Stage in India, Dominant Strain in Metro Cities, Confirms Govt Body

This was the sixth consecutive day when the state reported more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases, the State Health Department noted. Also Read - Mumbai Local Train Services to be Disrupted Due to Mega Block Today, Check Routes to Avoid

Meanwhile, one person died and at least 53 more people tested positive in Dharavi – Asia’s largest slum in the heart of Mumbai – taking the area’s total tally to 1,478, including 57 deaths. Also Read - Are Cloth Masks Really Helpful? Health Experts Answer

Mumbai has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country with more than 27,068 patients, including 1,751 cases in the last 24 hours. The financial capital of India has been facing a serious crunch of hospital beds in government hospitals, forcing more than one person on a single bed, while in private hospitals several beds were left empty with no patients.

Maharashtra has discharged 12,583 patients so far, while the active cases stand at 30,474. A total of 3,32,777 people have been tested for coronavirus symptoms so far.