Maharashtra reports 8,753 new COVID-19 cases, 156 deaths; 8,385 recover

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Mumbai, Jul 2 (PTI) Maharashtra on Friday reported 8,753 new COVID-19 cases, taking the infection tally to 60,79,352, while the death toll rose to 1,22,353 with the addition of 156 fresh fatalities, a state health department official.

The state reported 442 fewer cases and nearly 100 less fatalities as compared to Thursday, when it had recorded 9,195 infections and 252 deaths.

The official said as many as 8,385 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, pushing the number of recovered cases to 58,36,920.

The state now has 1,16,867 COVID-19 patients under treatment, he said.

Maharashtra's recovery rate of COVID-19 cases is 96.01 per cent, while the fatality rate is 2.01 per cent, the official said.

According to the official, out of 4,20,96,506 COVID-19 tests conducted so far, 60,79,352 have come out positive, indicating a positivity rate of 14.44 per cent.

The official said currently 6,24,745 people are in home quarantine and 4,472 in institutional quarantine across the state.

According to the official, Mumbai recorded 673 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 7,23,551, while the death toll increased to 15,499 after 27 patients succumbed to the infection.

The official said 296 new cases were detected in Pune municipal limit, taking the tally to 4,94,943, while the death toll rose to 8,279 as nine more fatalities were reported in the city.

Nagpur, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Nashik, Aurangabad and Amravati municipal corporation areas reported 105, 277, 68, 17 and three new COVID-19 cases, respectively, he said.

Coronavirus figures for Maharashtra are as follows: Total cases 60,79,352, new cases 8,753, Total deaths 1,22,353, Total recoveries 58,36,920, Active cases 1,16,867, Tests conducted so far 4,20,96,506. PTI KK RSY RSY

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