Maha COVID-19 tally 33,053 on highest single-day spike of 2347

(Eds: Adds details) Mumbai, May 17 (PTI) Maharashtra on Sunday recorded the highest single-day spike of 2,347 COVID-19 cases and 63 more deaths, including 38 from worst-hit Mumbai, taking the overall case count to 33,053 and the number of fatalities to 1,198, a Health official said.

A total of 600 patients were discharged from hospitals earlier in the day, taking the number of the recovered cases to 7,688 so far, he said, adding that the state now has a total of 24,161 active cases.

Among the total COVID-19 cases and fatalities, Mumbai alone accounts for 20,150 patients and 734 deaths, he said.

In view of the growing cases, the state government earlier in the day extended the ongoing curbs until May 31, hours before the national lockdown was extended for the similar duration.

'Of the 63 fresh deaths, 38 were reported from Mumbai, nine from Pune, six from Aurangabad, three each from Solapur and Raigad, one each from Thane district, Panvel city, Latur and Amravati, taking the total tally of the COVID-19 deceased to 1,198,' he said.

Pune, another coronavirus hotspot, has so far reported 3,464 coronavirus positive cases and 188 deaths, he said, adding that the entire Pune division has so far reported a total of 4,325 cases and 224 deaths.

The Thane division, which consist of Mumbai city, has reported 25,130 cases and 811 deaths.

The Nashik division has recorded 1,295 cases and 78 deaths followed by the Kolhapur division with 191 infections and five fatalities, he said.

The number of coronavirus cases in Aurangabad stands at 1,069 with 32 deaths.

The Latur division, also in Marathwada, has reported 123 cases and six deaths so far, he said.

The Vidarbha region has reported 511 cases and 29 deaths due to COVID-19. Nagpur's tally was 368 cases and three deaths, the official added.

A total of 41 people from other states are currently undergoing treatment in Maharashtra while 10 such patients have succumbed to the infection so far, the official said.

He said the state has so far conducted 2,73,239 tests of which 2,40,186 samples were found to be negative while 33,053 others tested positive.

'The country carries out 1,630 tests per 10 lakh population whereas Maharashtra is conducting 2,137 (tests),' he said.

The number of active containment zones in the state stood at 1,688 and 14,972 health squads have completed surveillance of 63.83 lakh people.

The official said a total of 3,48,508 people are currently under home quarantine and another 17,638 under institutional quarantine.

Maharashtra COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 33,053, new cases 2,347, deaths 1,198, discharged 7,688, active cases 24,161, people tested so far 2,73,239. PTI ND VT NSK NSK