Mumbai, Jul 14 (PTI) Maharashtra reported 8,602 new coronavirus positive cases and 170 deaths on Wednesday, taking the caseload to 61,81,247 and toll to 1,26,390, a health department official said.
On Tuesday, the state had reported 7,243 cases and 196 fatalities.
A total of 6,067 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, while the number of recoveries rose to 59,44,801.
Maharashtra's recovery rate is 96.17 per cent, while thefatality rate is 2.04 per cent, the official said.
Out of the 4,46,09,276 COVID-19 tests done so far, 2,26,163 were conducted in the last 24 hours and presently. The current positivity rate is 13.86 per cent.
At present, 5,80,771 people are in home quarantine and 4,309 others in institutional quarantine across the state. There are 1,06,764 active COVID-19 cases.
The highest 17,389 active patients are in Pune district, followed by Thane and Mumbai with 16,096 and 11,088 patients, respectively.
Of the total 59,44,801 recovered patients, the highest number of 10,36,081 are from Pune district, followed by Mumbai and Thane with 7,00,185 and 5,59,895 cases, respectively, the health department said.
In Mumbai, 619 new COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 7,29,263, and the death toll increased to 15,654 with 10 fresh fatalities.
The official said that 358 new cases tested positive in Pune city limits, which pushed its overall tally to 4,99,121, while the fatality count jumped to 8,561 with eight fatalities.
According to the officials, Nagpur, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Nashik, Aurangabad and Amravati municipal corporation areas reported 16, 219, 65, 14 and four new COVID-19 cases, respectively.
The coronavirus figures in Maharashtra are as follows: Total cases 61,81,247; new cases 8,602; death toll 1,26,390; recoveries 59,44,801; active cases 1,06,764; new tests 2,26,163. PTI KK NP NP