This Article is From Apr 28, 2021

895 New Covid Deaths In Maharashtra; 66,358 Cases In 24 Hours

Maharashtra now has 6,72,434 active cases of the deadly coronavirus with Mumbai, Thane, Pune accounting for 2,45,466 active cases, official data showed.

Maharashtra reported 66,358 fresh Covid infections in last 24 hours (File)

New Delhi:

Maharashtra on Tuesday reported 895 new Covid-linked deaths, of which 392 occurred in the past 48 hours and 179 last week.

Officials said the delay in reporting deaths was because scrutiny of mortality data from authorised laboratories is an ongoing process, meaning that state cumulative numbers are subject to change.

The state also reported 66,358 new cases in 24 hours - a 36.6 per cent increase from Sunday, when 48,700 cases were reported.

Maharashtra now has over 6.72 lakh active Covid cases, with Mumbai, Thane and Pune accounting for over a third of those. The five districts to report the highest numbers of cases in the last 24 hours are Nashik (11,365 cases), Pune (9,078 cases), Nagpur (6,895 cases), Mumbai (4,014 cases) and Aurangabad (1,468 cases).

The state has tested 2,62,54,737 samples so far and of those 44,10,085 have been tested positive, taking the positivity rate to 16.80 per cent.

67,752 patients were discharged on Tuesday after recovering from the infection, taking the state's count of recoveries to 36,69,548. The recovery rate in the state is 83.21%, official data showed.

State capital Mumbai reported 4,014 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday - marginally more than on Monday - with 59 deaths, the civic body's official data showed. The positivity rate in the metropolis continues to remain over 13 per cent as only 30,428 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. On Monday, Mumbai tested a little over 28,000 samples and recorded 3,876 cases of the deadly virus.

Once the worst affected city in the country by Covid, Mumbai on Tuesdayvaccinated a record 72,606 beneficiaries, its civic body BMC said. The city has inoculated 23,55,215 beneficiaries so far.

India has been reporting over three lakh cases of coronavirus for the last six days. The country, hit by a devastating second wave of coronavirus, is grappling with an acute shortage of oxygen, hospital beds and medicines as the stunning speed of the surge has overwhelmed hospitals and left the nation reeling.