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Maharashtra reports 48,401 new Covid-19 cases, 572 deaths in last 24 hrs

A health worker takes a swab sample of a People for a Covid-19 coronavirus test at Vanita Samaj Hall, Shivaji Park, Dadar, in Mumbai (Hindustan Times)Premium
A health worker takes a swab sample of a People for a Covid-19 coronavirus test at Vanita Samaj Hall, Shivaji Park, Dadar, in Mumbai (Hindustan Times)

  • Maharashtra witnessed a dip in new cases today after the state recorded 5,204 fewer cases in comparison with Saturday's numbers
  • Testing witnessed a dip with only 2,47,466 samples being tested today as compared to 2,60,751 COVID-19 tests conducted on Saturday

Maharashtra on Sunday recorded 48,401 new coronavirus cases, taking the state's tally to 51,01,737, according to the daily health bulletin.

The state also reported 572 more virus-related fatalities, taking the death toll to 75,849.

The worst-hit state due to Covid-19 has witnessed a significant dip in new cases today after the state recorded 5,204 fewer cases in comparison with Saturday's numbers. Yesterday, the state has reported 53,605 cases in the 24-hour period.

The dip in cases can also be a result of the fewer tests conducted in the last 24 hours. Testing witnessed a dip with only 2,47,466 samples being tested today With 2,47,466 new tests, the number of samples tested taking total tests to 2,94,38,797 as compared to 2,60,751 COVID-19 tests conducted on Saturday.

60,226 patients discharged today, 44,07,818 COVID-19 patients discharged after full recovery so far. Recovery rate in the state is 86.4%.

Currently, 36,96,896 people are in home quarantine and 26,939 people are In institutional quarantine. Active cases in the state stand at 6,15,783 as of today.

Of these, the COVID-19 tally in Mumbai increased by 2,403 on Sunday to touch 6,76,475, while 68 deaths during the day took the toll to 13,817, an official said.

It was the second consecutive day that the country's financial capital saw a daily addition of less than 3,000 cases, he pointed out.

The day also saw 3,375 people getting discharged, taking the recovery count to 6,13,418, which is 91 per cent of the overall tally, leaving the metropolis with an active caseload of 47,416, he said.

With 32,590 samples being examined in the last 24 hours, the number of tests in Mumbai went up to 57,10,370.

The case doubling rate currently stands at 153 days in Mumbai, as per BMC data.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi are among 10 states that account for 71.75 per cent of the 4,03,738 new COVID-19 cases registered in a day, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday.

The other states in the list of 10 are Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Rajasthan, and Haryana.

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