Maha records 2,889 COVID-19 cases, 3,181 recoveries; 50 die

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(Eds: Adds details) Mumbai, Jan 28 (PTI) Maharashtra recorded 2,889 new COVID-19 cases, taking its tally to 20,18,413 on Thursday, while 50 fresh deaths pushed the toll to 50,944, the state health department said.

A statement from the health department said 3,181 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, raising the number of recovered cases to 19,23,187.

There are 43,048 active cases in the state, where 1,44,30,223 people have been tested for COVID-19 so far, 63,129 of them in the last 24 hours, the statement added.

The state's COVID-19 recovery rate is 95.28 per cent, while the case fatality rate is 2.52 per cent, it said.

Mumbai city recorded 394 new cases and 7 more deaths, taking its tally to 3,07,569 and the toll to 11,330, the release said.

The Mumbai division, which consists of the city and its satellite towns, registered 839 fresh infections and 11 deaths.

The division has so far recorded 6,91,753 COVID-19 cases and 19,532 deaths, the statement said.

The Nashikdivision logged 419 new cases, including 133 in Nashikcity.

The Punedivision registered 713 fresh cases, including247 in Pune city.

There were 70 new cases in the Kolhapur division, 77 in the Aurangabad division,187 in the Laturdivision, 191 in the Akola division and 393 in the Nagpur division, the statement said.

Maharashtra's COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases: 20,18,413, new cases 2,889, deaths 50,944, recoveries 19,23,187, active cases 43,048, people tested so far 1,44,30,223. PTI MR RSY RSY