Maharashtra provides 11,921 new COVID-19 instances, 19,932 get better; 180 die


Mumbai, September 28

Maharashtra on Monday reported 11,921 fresh COVID-19 cases, a day after detecting 18,056 infections, taking the total count to 13,51,153, state health department said.

With 180 people succumbing to the infection, the cumulative toll went up to 35,751, it said.

Of the 180 deaths reported on Monday, 98 were from the past 48 hours, while 45 fatalities had occurred last week, the department said, adding that another 37 deaths were from the period before the last week.

“In the process of updating figures as per the portal, all these deaths have been reported today,” the department said in the statement.

Of the total deaths reported on Monday, 40 were from Mumbai, while neighbouring Thane city and Satara district in western Maharashtra saw 12 deaths each.

A total of 19,932 patients were discharged after treatment in the state in the day, taking the total number of recoveries to 10,49,947, the department said.

Maharashtra now has 2,65,033 active cases.

At 2,055, Mumbai city reported the highest single-day rise in the cases in the state, while the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) area saw a rise of 799 cases.

Mumbai’s case count crossed 2 lakh and reached 2,00,901. The total death toll stood at 8,834.

578 new cases were reported from areas under Nagpur municipal corporation, 505 from Pimpri Chinchwad, 392 from Navi Mumbai and 293 from Kalyan-Dombivli belt, the department said.

Out of the total 11,921 new cases, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), accounted for 4,098 new infections.

The MMR, which includes Mumbai city and Thane, has till now reported 4,71,712 cases and 15,533 deaths.

Maharashtra’s case recovery rate now stands at 77.71 per cent, while the fatality rate is 2.65 per cent, the department said.

Currently, 19,75,923 people are in home quarantine and 29,922 others are in institutional quarantine.

A total of 66,22,384 people have been tested across the state so far, it said.

Maharashtra’s COVID-19 tally is as follows: Positive cases: 13,51,153; new cases 11,921; deaths: 35,751; discharged 10,49,947; active cases: 2,65,033; people tested so far: 66,22,384. PTI



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