5,548 new coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, 74 deaths

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Mumbai, Oct 31 (PTI) Maharashtra reported 5,548 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday taking the state's tally of cases to 16,78,406, while the death toll reached 43,911 with 74 fresh fatalities, a health department official said.

With 7,303 patients being discharged from hospitals since Friday evening, the number of recovered patients in the state increased to 15,10,353, he said.

Maharashtra's recovery rate of COVID-19 cases is 89.99 per cent, while the fatality rate is 2.62 per cent, the official said.

The positivity rate is 18.72 per cent.

Currently 25,37,599 people are in home quarantine and 12,342 in institutional quarantine across the state.

There are 1,23,585 active COVID-19 patients.

In state capital Mumbai, 992 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Saturday, taking the city's tally to 2,57,497, and its death toll increased to 10,293 with 32 fresh fatalities.

248 new cases were found in Pune city which took its tally to 77,214 and with one new death, the death toll in the city went up to 1,572.

Among 1,23,585 active COVID-19 patients in Maharashtra, the highest 24,702 are in Pune district, followed by Mumbai and Thane with 18,980 and 17,937 active patients, respectively.

Of 15,10,353 recovered patients, the highest 3,02,580 are from Pune district, followed by 2,27,690 in Mumbai.

The highest spike of 992 cases in the state was reported from Mumbai on Saturday. The financial capital of the country also recorded the highest 32 deaths in the state during the day.

Coronavirus figures for Maharashtra are as follows: total cases -16,78,406, new cases-5,548, total deaths-43,911, total recoveries-15,10,353, active cases-1,23,585, number of tests conducted-89,67,403. PTI KK KRK KRK