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Maharashtra facing new Covid wave! State reports over 5,000 cases; Mumbai's tally skyrockets

Mumbai had also recorded a jump of 50% in fresh infections, as the metropolitan on Thursday recorded 2,479 new cases. On Wednesday, the financial capital had recorded 1,648 cases.

Sri Lasya Edited by: Sri Lasya @laasiyapriya Mumbai Updated on: June 23, 2022 20:14 IST
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On Wednesday, the state also saw six fresh cases of patients detected with BA.5 sub-variant

Highlights

  • Maharashtra on Thursday reported 5,218 new cases of Covid-19, a jump of 60% from Wednesday
  • Maharashtra's recovery rate is 97.83 per cent and case fatality rate is 1.86 per cent
  • Mumbai had also recorded a jump of 50% in fresh infections - 2,479 on Thursday, 1,648 Wednesday

Maharashtra Covid-19: Maharashtra on Thursday reported 5,218 new cases of Covid-19, a jump of almost 60 per cent from the day before when the state had reported 3,260 infections.  

Mumbai had also recorded a jump of 50% in fresh infections, as the metropolitan on Thursday recorded 2,479 new cases. On Wednesday, the financial capital had recorded 1,648 cases. 

The number of active cases rose to 24,867, including 13,614 in Mumbai, followed by 5,488 cases in neighbouring Thane and 2,443 cases in Pune districts. The tally of recovered patients rose to 77,77,480, with 4,989 patients recovering at home or in hospital since Wednesday evening.

Maharashtra's recovery rate is 97.83 per cent and case fatality rate is 1.86 per cent.

Pune circle reported 665 cases, Nagpur circle 135, Kolhapur circle 72, Akola circle 63, Nashik 62, Latur 31 and Aurangabad circle 24.

The lone death during the day was reported in Mumbai.

With 55,990 new coronavirus tests conducted in 24 hours, the number of samples tested so far in Maharashtra rose to 8,17,47,761. Maharashtra's positivity rate (cases found per 100 tests) was 9.31 per cent.

Coronavirus figures of Maharashtra: Total cases 79,50,240; New cases 5,218; Death toll 1,47,893; Total recoveries 77,77,480; Active cases 24,867; Total tests 8,17,47,761.

Meanwhile,  India recorded 13,313 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 38 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. 

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