Covid-19 claims 300 lives in Maha

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Covid-19 claims 300 lives in Maha

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

After a gap of three days, Maharashtra once again witnessed 300 Covid-19 deaths on Tuesday, while 7,760 others tested positive for Coronavirus in various parts of the state.

Maharashtra, which had nearly peaked on August 1 in terms of fatalities when Covid-19 claimed 322 lives in the state, recorded second highest-ever of 300 deaths, taking the total number of deaths to 16142.

With 7,760 fresh infections, the total  number of infected cases in the State mounted to a staggering 4,57,956.

Of the 300 deaths reported on Tuesday, Mumbai and Pune accounted for 56 deaths each, while there were 51 deaths in Thane.

The number of deaths in Nagpur came down from 50 on Monday to 17 on Tuesday.

With 56 fresh deaths,  the pandemic toll in the city rose from 6,493 to 6,549, while the number of infected cases went up by 709 to touch 1,18,115.

Apart from 56 deaths each in Mumbai and Pune and 51 deaths in Thane, there  were 40 deaths in Kolhapur, 17 in Nagpur, 12 in Jalgaon, 11 in Aurangabad, 9 in Nashik, 8 in Sangli, 6 each in Raigad and Latur, 5 in Palghar, 4 in Solapur, 3 each in Dhule, Nanded and Akola, 2 each in Ahmednagar, Nandurbar and Osmanabad and one death each in Satara, Amravati, Buldhana and Wardha.

Meanwhile, as many as 12,326 patients were discharged from hospitals in the State after full recovery, taking the total number of   patients discharged from various hospitals after full recovery since the second week of March this year to 2,99,356. The recovery rate rose to 63.37 per cent. The mortality rate in the state is 3.52 per cent. The state health authorities pegged the number of “active cases” in the State at 1,42,151. 

With 98,216 infected cases and 2,754 deaths, Thane continued to be the second-worst hit district in Maharashtra.

Pune, which has emerged as the third worst-affected district in terms of spread of the pandemic, has recorded 98,876 infections and 2,342 deaths till now. Out of 23,52,047 samples sent to laboratories, 4,57,956 have tested positive (19.58 per cent) for Covid-19 until Sunday.

Currently, 9,44,442 people are in home quarantine while 43,906 people are in institutional quarantine.

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