5,092 new COVID-19 cases in Maha; 8,232 recover, 110 die

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(Eds: Adding details) Mumbai, Nov 8 (PTI) Maharashtra reported 5,092 new coronavirus positive cases on Sunday, which pushed the state's overall infection count to 17,19,858, the health department said.

As the virus claimed 110 more lives, the death toll went up to 45,250, it said.

A total of 8,232 patients were discharged during the day that took the recovery count further to 15,77,322, the department said in a statement.

Maharashtra's recovery rate is now 91.71 per cent, while the fatality rate is 2.63 per cent.

There are 96,372 active cases in the state at present.

As many as 94,40,535 people have been tested across the state so far. Of these, 62,004 tests were conducted on Sunday, the statement said.

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), which comprises Mumbai city and its satellite townships,recorded 1,771 cases and 40 deaths during the day. With this, the case count in MMR reached 5,96,523 and the death toll went up to 18,056.

Mumbai city reported 1,003 new cases and 23 deaths on Sunday, which pushed its tally to 2,64,545 and fatality count to 10,445.

Nashik city reported 185 cases during the day, Pune city 216, Pimpri Chinchwad 111, Aurangabad city 104 and Nagpur city 378 cases.

Of the 110 deaths recorded on Sunday, 60 were from the last 48 hours.

Maharashtra's coronavirus figures are as follows: Positive cases 17,19,858, death toll 45,240, recoveries 15,77,322, active cases 96,372 and people tested so far 94,40,535. PTI MR NP NP