Maha reports 4,382 new COVID-19 cases; 2,570 recover, 66 die

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(Eds: Adding info) Mumbai, Jan 6 (PTI) Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally increased to 19,54,553 on Wednesday with the addition of 4,382 infection cases, a state health official said.

The virus claimed the lives of 66 persons during the day, which pushed the fatality count further to 49,825, he said.

A total of 2,570 patients were discharged on Wednesday after treatment,which took the recovery tally to 18,52,759.

With this, the number of active patients in the state is 50,808 at present.

Mumbai city reported 795 positive cases during the day, due to which its overall case count rose to 2,96,320, while its death toll mounted to 11,155, of which eight were reported during the day.

Mumbai division, which comprises Mumbai city and its satellite towns, reported 1,474 new cases, taking the total count to 6,70,537. A total of 19,186 people have died so far in the region, the official said.

Nashik division's cumulative case tally stood at 2,67,139 and death toll at 4,952, while the number of cases in the Pune division stood at 4,85,001 and fatalities at 11,339, he said.

Kolhapur division has so far reported 1,16,456 cases and 3,970 deaths, Aurangabad division 73,140 cases and 1,947 deaths, Latur division 79,294 cases and 2,417 deaths, Akola division 66,158 cases and 1,514 deaths, and Nagpur division 1,96,678 cases and 4,430 deaths, the official said.

With 72,043 new tests, the number of tests conducted so far in the state went up to 1,31,34,019.

The state carried out almost 15,000 more tests on Wednesday as compared to Tuesday, the official said.

Maharashtra's COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases: 19,54,553, new cases: 4,382, death toll: 49,825, discharged: 18,52,759, active cases: 50,808, people tested so far: 1,31,34,019. PTI ND NP NP