Maha sees 9,558 fresh COVID-19 cases, 147 fatalities

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Mumbai, Jul 7 (PTI) Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 9,558 new coronavirus positive cases and 147 fatalities, a drop of 24 compared to the previous day, taking the tally of infections to 61,22,893 and the toll to 1,23,857, the state health department said.

A total of 8,899 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, taking the number of recoveries in Maharashtra to 58,81,167 so far, leaving the state with 1,14,625 active cases.

Maharashtra's recovery rate now stands at 96.05 per cent while the COVID-19 fatality rate is 2.02 per cent and the case positivity rate 14.2 per cent, it said.

Mumbai reported 662 fresh COVID-19 cases and nine fatalities, raising the tally to 7,26,278 and the toll to 15,573.

Pune city municipal limits saw 459 new cases and five deaths, taking the tally to 4,96,969 and the toll to 8,404, the department said.

Areas under Nagpur, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Nashik, Aurangabad and Amravati municipal corporations reported 19, 310, 48, 16 and three new COVID-19 cases, respectively.

With 2,16,512 new tests, the number of samples tested so far for coronavirus in Maharashtra rose to 4,31,24,800.

Currently, 6,34,423 people are under home quarantine while 4,645 are in institutional quarantine in Maharashtra.

Coronavirus figures in Maharashtra are as follows: Total cases 61,22,893, new cases 9,558, total deaths 1,23,857, fresh deaths 147, total recoveries 58,81,167, active cases 1,14,625, and new tests conducted 2,16,512. PTI KK NSK NSK

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