Maharashtra witnessed a drop in the number of Covid-19 cases on Thursday with 29,911 new cases. The cases have remained less than 35,000 for the sixth consecutive day. There were 188,233 new cases in the last six days (May 15-20) which averaged 31,372 cases per day.

This is a sharp decline as the previous six days (May 9-14) recorded a total number of 255,879 which averaged 42,646 cases daily.

Dr Subhash Salunke, advisor, government of Maharashtra on Covid-19 management said, ‘Both Mumbai and Delhi have crossed the peak and we will now see only decline from here,’ said Salunke.

The state recorded 738 deaths reported Thursday, taking the toll to 85,355. The total number of tests conducted were 279,911.

Salunke said, ‘Though cases have started reducing in urban pockets, we are seeing them increase in rural pockets.

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