After long gap,Maha COVID-19 cases drop to 3,277 in single day

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(Eds: Adding details) Mumbai, Nov 9 (PTI) Maharashtra on Monday reported 3,277 fresh COVID-19 cases, which is the lowest single-day addition in the last few months, taking the total count of infections to 17,23,135, the health department said.

Mumbai reported 20 deaths in the day, while the details regarding fatalities in the rest of the state were not available due to a technical glitch, the department said in a statement here.

Till Sunday, Maharashtra had reported 45,240 deaths.

Similarly, the number of COVID-19 patients who recovered on Monday, too, was not available due to the glitch, it said.

'Due to the reconciliation process of death cases, 65 earlier deaths (too) have been added to the state's death tally (on Monday),' the statement said, adding that the cumulative count of fatalities now stands at 45,325.

At 599, Mumbai city reported the highest number of cases in the state in the day, while the Nashik district, minus the municipal corporation area, saw a rise of 290 cases.

Out of the total 3,277 new cases, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) accounted for 1,094 infections.

The MMR, which includes Mumbai city and Thane, has till now reported 5,97,617 cases and 18,097 fatalities, the department said.

The country's financial capital alone has witnessed 2,65,144 cases and 10,465 deaths until now.

The Nagpur municipal corporation reported 233 new infections, Pune 165 and Thane 124, it said.

The Pune district, except the Pune city, recorded 177 infections in the day.

The state's current fatality rate is 2.63 per cent, the department said.

Currently, 10,38,500 people are in home quarantine and 7,586 in institutional quarantine.

A total of 94,82,940 samples have been tested so far in the state, it said.

Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally is as follows: Positive cases 17,23,135, new cases 3,277, people tested so far 94,82,940. PTI ENM RSY NSK NSK