COVID surge: Maharashtra records highest single-day tally; Delhi reports 5 deaths in 24 hrs

The single-day highest surge in the COVID cases has been reported from Maharashtra today, wherein over 35k cases have been recorded. Mumbai alone has reported 5,000 cases in the last 24 hours. The death count in the last 24 hours currently stands at 111. Mumbai has been reporting over 5k cases for two days in a row and the restrictions that were put in place by the Maharashtra government are expected to end soon. BMC has asked for a boost in the vaccination drive. Meanwhile, in the National Capital, the daily case count also continues to rise. Delhi has recorded 1515 cases in the last 24 hours and 5 deaths have taken place in the past 24 hours as well.