Maha sees 3,537 new COVID-19 cases, 4,913 recoveries; 70 die

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(Eds: Adding details) Mumbai, Dec 30 (PTI) The COVID-19 tally in Maharashtra rose to 19,28,603 on Wednesday with the addition of 3,537 fresh cases, the state health department said.

With 70 more people succumbing to the viral disease, the overall death toll in the state went up to 49,463, it said.

A total of 4,913 people were discharged after treatment during the day, taking the cumulative count of recoveries in Maharashtra to 18,24,934, the department said in a release.

Maharashtra is now left with 53,066 active cases, it said. The COVID-19 case recovery rate in the state stood at 94.62 per cent and the fatality rateis2.56 per cent.

With 71,505 new coronavirus tests, the number of samples tested so far in Maharashtra has gone up to 1,26,72,259, the department said.

Mumbai city saw 714 new coronavirus positive cases in the day and 13 deaths, taking the caseload to 2,92,722 and the fatality count to 11,107.

Mumbai circle, which includes Mumbai city and satellite towns, reported 1,240 new COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths. The caseload in Mumbai circle has reached 6,59,723 while the fatality count is 1,90,78.

Nashik administrative circle reported 526 new COVID-19 cases including 184 in Nashik city.

Pune circle added 763 new cases, including 294 in Pune city and 161 in Pimpri Chinchwad. Kolhapur circle added 55 cases, Aurangabad circle 64, Latur circle 157, Akola circle 182, Nagpur circle 550, including 275 cases in Nagpur city, the release said.

Coronavirus figures in Maharashtra: Positive cases 19,28,603, deaths 49,463, recoveries18,24,934, active cases 53,066, total tests 1,26,72,259, new tests 71,505. PTI MR NSK NSK