(Eds: Adding info) Mumbai, Oct 14 (PTI) Maharashtra reported 10,552 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, which pushed its overall infection count to 15,54,389, while the death toll grew to 40,859 with 158 fresh fatalities, a health department official said.
As many as 19,517 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, which took the number of recoveries in the state to 13,16,769, he said.
The state's COVID-19 recovery rate now stands at 84.71 per cent, while the fatality rate is 2.63 per cent, the official said.
There are 1,96,288 active cases in Maharashtra at present.
Of the 78,38,317 COVID-19 tests conducted in the state so far, 15,54,389 have tested positive and the positivity rate is 19.83 per cent, he said.
Of the active cases, the highest number of 40,316 patients are in Pune district, followed by Thane and Mumbai with 30,932 and 23,828 patients respectively.
According to the health department, the highest number of 2,72,772 recoveries were reported in Pune district, followed by 2,00,768 in Mumbai.
In Thane circle, which includes Mumbai, 4,029 people tested positive during the day, which took the tally to 5,39,243, while 78 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 17,136.
From this region, the highest number of 2,211 new cases were reported from Mumbai, where the COVID-19 tally increased to 2,34,602, and the death toll to 9,555 with 48 fresh fatalities, he said.
Pune circle reported 2,130 new COVID-19 cases, which pushed its overall tally to 4,03,525, while 33 fresh fatalities took the death toll to 8,881.
With 1,315 new cases and 11 fresh deaths, the tally in Nashik circle rose to 2,09,482 and death toll to 4,039.
In Kolhapur circle, 558 new cases were reported, taking the tally to 1,03,871, and the toll to 3,291 with eight fresh deaths, the official said.
The case count in Nagpur circle increased to 1,26,920 and death toll to 2,976, while in Aurangabad circle the tally rose to 57,653 and fatalities to 1,470.
Latur circle's tally rose to 64,060 and death toll to 1,817, while in Akola circle the infection count mounted to 47,785 and the fatality count to 1,090, the official said.
Currently, 23,80,957 people are in home quarantine and 23,176in institutional quarantine across the state.
The coronavirus figures in Maharashtra are as follows:Total cases 15,54,389; new cases 10,552, death toll 40,859; recovered 13,16,769; active cases 1,96,288; number of tests conducted 78,38,317. PTI KK NP NP