Maharashtra COVID-19 cases fall below 30,000 for the first time since the end of March

Maharashtra is now left with 4,45,495 active cases. (File)


The health department said the number of daily COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra fell below the 30,000 mark on Monday, with 26,616 new infections reported in the state, bringing the count to 54,05,068.

It was the lowest single-day count since March 30 when the state reported 27,918 infections.

According to a health department statement, there were also 516 COVID-19 deaths, taking the number of deaths from respiratory disease to 82,486.

Of the total deaths, 289 occurred in the last 48 hours, while 227 deaths occurred last week, but added to the count on Monday, it said.

The statement said that 48,211 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, bringing the number of cases to be cured to 48,74,582.

The state now has 4,45,495 active cases.

The city of Mumbai registered 1,232 new cases, taking its number to 6,89,062, while 48 new deaths brought the count to 14,272.

The statement said that the state’s recovery rate of COVID-19 was 90.19 percent, while the death rate was 1.53 percent.

The figures for Maharashtra’s COVID-19 are as follows: Positive cases: 54,05,068; New cases: 26,616; Deaths: 82,486; Discharged 48,74,582; Active cases: 4,45,495; People tested so far: 3,13,38,407.

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