Mumbai: The number of daily Covid-19 deaths climbed to 252 and the infections dipped marginally to 9,195 in Maharashtra on Thursday, even as 8.694 patients were discharged after fully recovery from various hospitals in the State.

A day after the state logged 141 deaths and 9,771 infections, the daily deaths went up by 111, while the infections dropped by 576.

Significantly enough, for the first time in two months, no “old and unaccounted” deaths are not being reported for the past three days. As a result, there was no reconciliation of the death figures.

With 141 deaths, the Covid-19 toll in the State jumped from 1,21,804 to 1,21,945.  Similarly, with 9,771 fresh infections, the total infections in the state climbed from 60,51,633 to 60,61,404.

As 8634 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 58,19901 to 58,28,535.  The recovery rate in the state dropped from 96.02 per cent to 96.01 per cent.

The total “active cases” in the state rose 1,16,364 to 1,16,667. The fatality rate in the State stood static at 2.01 per cent. 

Mumbai recorded 21Rs  deaths and 656 infections. As a result, the Covid-19 toll in the metropolis increased from 15,451 to 15,472, while the infected cases in Mumbai went up from 7,22,222 to 7,22,878.

Pune with 17,086 active cases emerged as the first in the state in terms of maximum number of “active cases” in the state, while Thane with 16,105  stood second, followed by Mumbai (12,605), Kolhapur (12,495), Sangli (10,382),  Satara (7,650), Ratnagiri (5,478), Raigad (5,191) and Sindhudurg (4,457).

Of the 4,18,75,217 samples sent to various laboratories across the state so far, 60,70,599 have tested positive (14.5 per cent) for Covid-19 until Thursday.

Currently, 6,15,285 people are in home quarantine while 4,339 people are in institutional quarantine.

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