3,579 new coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, 70 deaths

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Mumbai, Jan 14 (PTI) Maharashtra's COVID-19 caseload rose to 19,81,623 on Thursday as it recorded 3,579 new infections, a state health official said.

The state also reported 70 deaths during the day, taking the overall death toll to 50,291, he said.

As many as 3,309 patients were discharged from hospitals, pushing the tally of recovered people to 18,77,588.

There are now 52,558 active cases in Maharashtra.

Mumbai city reported 607 new cases during the day, which pushed its overall case count to 3,01,081, while its death toll rose to 11,221 with nine new fatalities.

With 61,104 new tests, the number of tests conducted in the state has gone up to 1,36,23,298.

The Mumbai division, which consists of Mumbai city and satellite towns, reported 1,110 new cases, raising the total count to 6,77,577. A total of 19,314 people have died so far in the region, the official said.

Nashik division's cumulative case tally stood at 2,70,578 and death toll at 5,013.

The number of cases in the Pune division so far stood at 4,90,940 and deaths at 11,433, the official said.

Kolhapur division has reported 1,16,960 cases and 3,993 deaths till now, while Aurangabad division's case tally stood at 73,788 and death count at 1,965.

Latur division has reported 80,363 cases until now and 2,438 fatalities.

Akola division has recorded 67,998 cases while 1,546 people have succumbed to the disease until now.

Nagpur division has recorded 2,01,269 infections and 4,517 fatalities so far, the official informed.

Maharashtra's COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases: 19,81,623, new cases: 3,579, death toll: 50,291, discharged: 18,77,588, active cases: 52,558, people tested so far: 1,36,23,298. PTI ND KRK KRK