Maharashtra logged a new high of 23,501 recoveries for the second consecutive day on Saturday, while 400-plus Covid 19-triggered deaths were recorded for the third consecutive day and 21,907 more people tested positive for Coronavirus in various parts of the state. A day after a record 22,078 recovered patients were discharged from various hospitals, Maharashtra bettered its earlier record daily tally of recoveries on Saturday, as 23,501 were discharged from hospitals in the state after full recovery.
As a result, the total number of patients discharged from various hospitals after full recovery since the second week of March this year went up to 8,57,933.. The recovery rate rose to 72.22 per cent. The mortality rate in the state stood at 2.71 per cent. The state health authorities pegged the number of “active cases” in the state at 2,97,480.
On Saturday, as many as 425 more people succumbed to the pandemic in various parts of the state. With fresh deaths, the total number deaths in the state mounted to 32,216.
With 21,907 fresh infections – which incidentally lower than the highest tally of 24,886 recorded on September 11, the total number of infected cases in the state jumped from 11,67,496 to 11,88,015.
Of the 425 deaths, Pune accounted for a maximum of 55 deaths, while there were 50 deaths in Mumbai, 37 in Thane, 36 in Nagpur, 26 each in Satara and Sangli, 25 in Kolhapur, 16 each in Raigad and Solapur, 14 in Aurangabad, 13 each in Akola and Yavatmal, 11 each in Ahmednagar and Bhandara, and 10 deaths in Palghar.
Similarly, in the lower range, there were 9 deaths in Jalgaon, 8 in Nashik, 6 in Parbhani, 5 each in Latur and Osmanabad, 4 each in Ratnagiri, Beed, Nanded and Chandrapur, 3 each in Sindhudurg and Wardha, 2 each in Nandurbar, Washim and Gadchiroli and one death each in Dhule, Amravati, Buldhana, and Gondia. In addition, one person from outside died in Maharashtra.
With 50 deaths, the Covid-19 toll in Mumbai rose from 8,375 to 8,425 while the infected cases increased by 2,211 to trigger a jump in the total number of infections from 180,668 to 182,203.