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Mumbai: Maharashtra logged 10,066 fresh infections and 508 deaths, even as 11,032 patients were discharged after full recovery from various hospitals in the State.

In a significant development, Maharashtra achieved a milestone as it crossed four crore Covid-19 tests.  Of the 4,01,28,355 samples sent to various laboratories across the State so far, 59,97,587 have tested positive (15.01 per cent) for Covid-19 until Wednesday.

A day after the State recorded 9,043 infections and 482 deaths, the daily infections rose by 1043, while the deaths increased marginally by 26.

Of the total 508 deaths reported on Wednesday, 163 were new fatalities, while the remaining 345 were “old and unaccounted deaths” which have been added to the State’s Covid-19 tally as part of the ongoing reconciliation process.     

With 508 deaths, the Covid-19 toll in the state jumped from 1,18,785 to 1,19,303.

With 10,066 fresh infections, the total infections in the state rose from 59,87,521 to 59,97,587.

As 11,032 patients were discharged from the hospitals across the State after full recovery, the total number of people discharged from the hospitals since the second week of March last year increased from 57,42,258 to 57,53,290. The recovery rate in the state rose from 95.90 per cent to 95.93 per cent.

The total “active cases” in the state dropped from 1,23,340 to 1,21,859. The fatality rate in the state rose from 1.98 per cent to 1.99 per cent.

Mumbai recorded 23 deaths and 863 infections. As a result,  the Covid-19 toll in the metropolis increased from  15,315 to 15,338, while the infected cases in Mumbai went up from 7,21,099 to 7,21,963.

Mumbai with 18,711 cases emerged as the first in the State in terms of maximum number of “active cases” in the state, while Pune with 17,378  stood second, followed by Thane (13,059), Sangli (9543), Kolhapur (9142), Satara (7061), Ratnagiri (5615), Sindhudurg (5504) and Raigad (4571).

Currently, 6,58,863 people are in home quarantine while 4,196 people are in institutional quarantine.



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