Surge in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra; 4,000 new cases, 40 deaths recorded in 24 hours

Maharashtra saw a surge again in coronavirus cases with the state recording 4,092 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, taking the state’s infection tally to 20,64,278. Meanwhile 40 deaths were recorded in 24 hours on Sunday pushing the count to 51,529, the health department said.

A total of 1,355 patients were discharged during the day. With this, the recovery count in the state grew to 19,75,603, it said.

There are 35,965 active cases in the state at present. Currently, 1,74,243 patients are in-home quarantine and 1,747 others in institutional quarantine, the department said in a statement.

Maharashtra’s COVID-19 recovery rate is 95.7 per cent, while the fatality rate is 2.5 per cent, it added. With 48,782 tests conducted on Sunday, the overall test count of the state went up to 1,53,21,608.

Mumbai city reported 645 cases on Sunday and four deaths. With this, the case count in the country’s financial capital mounted to 3,14,076, including 11,419 deaths.

In the Mumbai division, which comprises Mumbai city and its satellite towns, the number of positive cases rose by 1,141 to 7,04,561, while 13 deaths took the fatality count to 19,685.

Nashik city reported 122 new cases, Pune city 353, Pimpri Chinchwad 138.