Maha COVID-19 cases spike by 2,553 to 88,528; 109 more die

(Eds: Adds details) Mumbai, Jun 8 (PTI) Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally rose to 88,528 on Monday with 2,553 new cases while the fatality count mounted by 109, including 64 deaths in Mumbai, to 3,169, state Health department said.

With 1,311 more people testing positive for the infection, the number of cases in Mumbai crossed the 50,000- mark and reached to 50,085 while the death toll rose to 1,702.

A total of 1,661 patients were discharged in the day, taking the number of the recovered cases to 40,975, it said.

The recovery rate for Maharashtra, which has the highest case load in the country, now slightly increased from 45.72 per cent on Sunday to 46.28 per cent on Monday while the fatality rate stood at 3.57 per cent, an official statement said.

The state now has 44,374 active cases, it said, adding that a total of 5,64,331 samples have been tested so far.

'Of the 109 deaths being recorded, 32 fatalities had occurred in the last two days while the rest (77) during May 3 and 5,' it said.

Of the 109 deaths reported on Monday, 70 were from the MMR (Mumbai Metropolitan Region) area including 64 in Mumbai, it said.

The remaining deaths include eight from Aurangabad, seven from Pune, six each from Jalgaon and Solapur, four from Dhule, three from Ratnagiri, two from Kalyan- Dombivli and one each from Ulhasnagar, Vasai Virar, Bhiwandi, Thane, Ahmednagar, Jalna and Nanded.

Bulk of 66,640 cases have been reported from MMR which includes Mumbai city. MMR has reported 2,134 fatalities, the statement said.

Currently, 5,64,736 people are placed under home quarantine and 26,760 in institutional quarantine across Maharashtra.

A state official said 75,759 beds are available for institutional quarantine across the state.

The number of containment zones in the state stood at 3,510.

In Malegaon city in Nashik district, the number of cases stood at 838 with 68 deaths, it said.

Pune city has reported 8,537 cases and 381 fatalities so far.

The case tally for Solapur city is 1,321 with 550 deaths, it said.

Aurangabad city has reported 1,984 cases and 98 deaths, the Health department said.

Kolhpur division now has 1,302 COVID-19 cases with 25 deaths.

The number of cases in Aurangabd division is 2,536 and 108 fatalities.

Latur division has recorded 489 cases and 16 deaths so far while Akola has 1,401 cases and 61 deaths, the health department said.

The number of cases in Nagpur division is 967 with 12 deaths.

A total of 75 people from outside Maharashtra have tested positive for COVID-19 so far in the state while 19 deaths have been reported.

Maharashtra COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 88,528, new cases 2,553 deaths 3,169, discharged 40,975, active cases 44,374, people tested so far 5,64,331. PTI ND NSK NSK