Maharashtra Reports 10,219 New Covid-19 Cases, Lowest Since March 9; Mumbai Adds 728 More Infections

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Maharashtra reported 10,219 fresh coronavirus positive cases, the lowest after March 9 this year, and 154 fatalities while 21,081 patients were discharged, the state health department said. With the new additions, Maharashtra’s caseload now stands at 58,42,000 and the toll at 1,00,470.

On March 9, Maharashtra had reported 9,927 COVID-19 cases. A total of 21,081 patients were discharged during the day in Maharashtra, raising the count of recoveries so far in the state to 55,64,348, leaving the state with 1,74,320 active cases, the department said in a release.

Maharashtra’s case recovery rate now stands at 95.25 per cent while the fatality rate is 1.72 per cent. With 1,87,172 new tests, the number of samples tested so far in Maharashtra went up to 3,66,96,139, the department said.

Mumbai reported 728 fresh coronavirus positive cases and 28 fatalities, taking the tally to 7,12,329 and the toll to 15,066, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. Mumbai had recorded 794 cases and 20 deaths due to COVID-19 the previous day.

Mumbai has been reporting less than 1,000 cases every day for the last seven days. With 28,076 new tests, the number of samples tested so far in Mumbai rose to 64,53,499, as per the BMC data. Mumbai is now left with 15,786 active cases.

A total of 980 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, raising the count of recoveries so far in Mumbai to 6,79,258, the civic body said. Mumbai’s case recovery rate now stands at 95 per cent while the overall growth rate of cases for the period between May 31 to June 6 remained 0.12 per cent. The current case doubling rate stands at 550 days, according to BMC.

Meanwhile, the number of active sealed buildings in Mumbai has dipped below 100-mark to 96 for the first time since the beginning of April. The civic body said Mumbai has 26 active containment zones in slums and chawls.

Mumbai had logged the highest 11,163 cases on April 4 this year. The city had seen 90 deaths on May 1, which were the highest in a day during the second wave of the pandemic.

Nashik division reported 948 cases, Pune division 2,435, including 1,152 infections in Satara district,while Kolhapur division added 3,186 cases including 1,017 in Kolhapur district. Aurangabad division saw 311 cases during the day, Latur division 347, Akola division 466, while Nagpur division added 631 cases.

Maharashtra’s coronavirus tally: Positive 58,42,000, deaths 1,00,470, recoveries 55,64,348, active 1,74,320, total tests 3,66,96,139, tests today 1,87,172.

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