Mumbai: The daily Covid-19 deaths dropped below the 50 mark for the third consecutive day on Sunday, while the infections remained well below 5,000 for more than 10 consecutive days.

After it recorded 44 and 35 deaths on Friday and Saturday respectively, Maharashtra logged 46 deaths on Sunday.

Similarly after recording 4,174, 4,219, 4,154 and 3,075 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday respectively, the State registered 3,623 new cases on Sunday.

There has been a near consistent drop in the number of daily deaths during the past nine days.  After the daily deaths dropped to 52 on August 30 (Monday), the daily fatalities remained below 100 mark for five more days during the last eight days –55 deaths on September 2, 92 deaths on September 3, 64 deaths on September 4, 67 deaths on September 5, 37 deaths on September 6, 86 deaths on September 7, 65 deaths on September 8, 55 deaths on September 9, 44 deaths on September 10, 35 deaths on September 11 and 46 deaths on September 12.

With 46 fresh deaths reported on Sunday, the total number of deaths in the state increased from 1,38,096 to 1,38,142, while the total  infections -- with 3,623 new cases – went up from 64,94,254 to 6,49,78,77.

As 2,972 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 63,02,816 to 63,05,788. The recovery rate in the State dropped from 97.05 per cent to 97.04 per cent.

The total “active cases” in the State rose from 49,796 to 50,400. The fatality rate in the State stood static at 2.12 per cent.   

Pune with 13,018 active cases emerged as the first in the state in terms of maximum number of “active cases” in the state, while Thane with 7,979 cases stood second in the state, followed by Satara (5,637)  Ahmednagar (6027) and Mumbai (5,244).

Of the 5,59,79,898 samples sent to various laboratories across the state so far, 64,97,877 have tested positive (11.61 per cent) for Covid-19 until Sunday.  

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