Maharashtra on Monday reported 8,129 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest single-day count since March 2, taking the state’s tally to 59,17,121, while 200 more deaths pushed the toll to 1,12,696, the health department said. The rise in fresh coronavirus cases was the lowest since March 2, when 7,863 infections were reported in the state.
State capital Mumbai reported 529 cases, the lowest since February 16 when the addition to the tally was 461.
Over the last few days, the daily spike has been around 10,000. The state had reported 9,927 cases on March 9.
A statement from the state health department said 14,732 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, taking the count of recovered cases to 56,54,003.
The state’s COVID-19 recovery rate is 95.55 per cent and the case fatality rate is 1.90 per cent, the statement said.As many as 1,68,902 coronavirus tests were conducted during the last 24 hours, taking the number of samples examined so far to 3,82,15,492, it said.
The state currently has 1,47,354 active cases of coronavirus, the statement said.Mumbai reported 530 new cases and 19 deaths, taking the tally to 7,16,190 and the toll to 15,202, the department said.
The wider Mumbai division reported 1,457 cases and 30 deaths, pushing the infection tally to 15,64,779 and the toll to 30,601, it said.The Nashik division reported 787 COVID-19 cases, including 429 in Ahmednagar district 216 in Nashik district.
The Pune division registered 1,804 cases, including 599 in Satara district, the statement said.The Kolhapur division recorded 3,027 cases, including 810 in Kolhapur district, 657 in Ratnagiri district and 666 in Sangli district.
The Aurangabad division logged in 197 coronavirus cases, the Latur division 433, the Akola division 309 and the Nagpur division reported 115 cases of the viral infection, the statement said.Maharashtra’s COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 59,17,121; new cases 8,129, Deaths 1,12,696; Recoveries 56,54,003; Active cases 1,47,354; Tests conducted so far 3,82,15,492.
Meanwhile, Mumbai on Monday reported 19 deaths. The city also saw the lowest number of tests for the month of June, a civic official said. The caseload of the country’s financial capital is now 7,17,108 and the toll stands at 15,202, he said.
The number of tests conducted in the last 24 hours at 20,133, however, was the lowest in the month of June, taking the overall number of tests in the metropolis to 66,40,641, the official pointed out. As per Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation data, the average growth rate of cases between June 7 and 13 has dipped to 0.10 per cent, while the time taken for the caseload to double is now 672 days.
The city has 21 containment zones and 97 sealed buildings, the civic data showed. Mumbai had witnessed 11,163 COVID-19 cases on April 4, the highest in a single day, while May saw a record toll of 99.