Maharashtra Logs 9,336 Covid Cases, 123 Deaths in 24 Hrs; Kerala Clocks 11,551 Fresh Infections

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Maharashtra on Sunday reported 9,336 fresh coronavirus positive cases and 123 fatalities, taking the tally of infections to 60,98,177 and the toll to 1,23,030, the state health department said. A total of 3,378 patients were discharged during the day, raising the count of recoveries in Maharashtra to 58,48,693 so far, leaving the state with 1,23,225 active cases, the department said in a release.

The case recovery rate in Maharashtra now stands at 95.91 per cent and the fatality rate is 2.01 per cent. Mumbai reported 553 cases during the day and 24 deaths, taking the caseload to 7,24 675 and the count of fatalities to 15,544, the department said. Mumbai division reported 1,775 cases and 27 deaths, raising the tally to 16,02,903 and toll to 32,293.

Nashik division reported 669 new cases while Pune division added 2,380 infections including 764 in Satara district. Kolhapur division reported 389 cases, Kolhapur district 1,461 and the Sangli district 1,073, as per the department.

Aurangabad division reported 194 fresh cases, Latur division 242, Akola division 97, and Nagpur division 82. With 2,22,063 new tests, the total number of samples tested so far in Maharashtra went up to 4,25,42,943, the department said.

Kerala on Sunday logged 11,551 fresh COVID-19 cases and 76 related deaths, taking the total case count to 29.73 lakh and the toll to 13,716. According to a health department bulletin, 1,18,047 samples were tested in the last 24 hours and the test positivity rate was 10.25 per cent.

Delhi recorded 94 fresh COVID-19 cases and seven more deaths on Sunday while the positivity rate stood at 0.13 per cent, according to data shared by the health department here. The national capital has recorded 14,34,554 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began last year. So far, over 14.08 lakh patients have recovered. The death toll stands at 24,995. On Saturday, Delhi had recorded 86 cases and five deaths with a positivity rate of 0.11 per cent, according to official data.

Coronavirus cases continued to decline in India as the daily number of infections dipped to 43,071 in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 3,05,45,433. The death toll increased to 4,02,005 after 955 people succumbed to the disease, the Union health ministry said. India’s active cases also dropped further by 10,183 and it now stands at 485,350. While, 52,299 people recovered, pushing the total number of recoveries to 29,658,078. On the vaccination front, the cumulative number has surpassed the 35 crore mark. While the overall tally is falling, several states including Maharashtra, Kerala are still seeing a jump in daily cases amid fears of the possible third wave.

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