Maharashtra adds record 6,330 COVID-19 cases, tally nears 1.9 lakh-mark; 8,018 discharged


Mumbai, July 2

Maharashtra’s COVID-19 tally on Thursday increased by 6,330 — a fresh single-day high — taking the count to 1,86,626, while 125 more patients succumbed to the infection, said a health official.

At 6,330, this was the highest-ever single day reporting of COVID-19 cases in the state and for the first time, the case figure went past the 6,000-mark, he said.

The state also reported deaths of 125 patients, taking the fatalities to 8,178, the official said.

Of the 125 deaths, 110 occurred in the last 48 hours, while the remaining took place earlier than that but were not reported as COVID-19 fatalities, and were now added to the count, he said.

Also, a record number of 8,018 patients were discharged from hospitals in the state, taking the number of recoveries way past the 1-lakh mark to 1,01,172, the official said.

With this, the number of active patients in the state stood at 77,260.

Maharashtra COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 1,86,626 new cases 6,330 deaths 8,178, discharged 1,01,172 active cases 77,260, people tested so far 10,20,368.

Mumbai tally tops 80,000 with 1,554 cases; 57 die

Mumbai’s COVID-19 tally rose to 80,262 on Thursday with the addition of 1,554 new cases, while 57 fresh deaths took the toll to 4,686, the city civic body said.

This was the second consecutive day that the number of new COVID-19 cases went past the 1,500-mark in the financial capital of the county.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said with 5,903 patients discharged from hospitals in the past 24 hours – the highest in a day so far – the number of recoveries stood at 50,694.

The civic body said that currently Mumbai has 2,4882 active patients and 798 new suspected coronavirus patients have been admitted in hospitals. PTI





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