COVID-19: Number of new cases drops marginally in both Mumbai, Maharashtra
Maharashtra records 5,902 new infections, including 1,120 in Mumbai; however deaths across the state rise sharply
On Thursday, the number of fresh novel Coronavirus cases dropped marginally in both Mumbai and Maharashtra. The state confirmed 5,902 new infections, including 1,120 in the city. However, the new fatalities from the respiratory disease shot up in the state, where the health officials confirmed 156 deaths, up from 91 the day before. The recovery rate of patients in the city has stabilised at 88 per cent, and the overall number of active patients now stands at 18,367.
Of the 156 deaths recorded across the state on Thursday, 33 were from Mumbai where the total deaths has now risen to 10,186. Among the new deaths recorded by the health officials, 26 patients had comorbidities, 25 were aged above 60, seven were between 40 and 60 and one was below 40.
Meanwhile, 7,833 patients recovered and were discharged across the state on Thursday, including 1,824 alone in Mumbai.
1,004 cases in Nagpur region
Of the 5,902 new cases reported in the state, 2,076 were from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Among cities, Pune led with most daily cases on Thursday at 1,205. The Nagpur region recorded 1,004 new infections.
A civic medical worker takes a sample for an antigen test from a Worli Dairy employee on Wednesday. PIC/ASHISH RAJE
In the MMR, besides Mumbai, 195 cases were reported in the Thane Municipal Corporation, followed by 149 cases in Navi Mumbai and 130 cases in Kalyan-Dombivli.
26 deaths in rest of MMR
A total of 26 deaths were reported in the MMR, excluding Mumbai. Pune and Nagpur region reported 39 and 17 deaths, respectively, taking the total toll to 156.
State's recovery rate at 89%
The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in the state reached 16,66,668 and the recovery rate in the state is now 89 per cent. There are as many as 1,27,603 active cases in the state currently.
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