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Maharashtra sees 3,314 new COVID-19 cases, 66 deaths

With 50,635 new tests, the total number of tests conducted in Maharashtra went up to 1,25,02,554.

December 27, 2020 / 08:32 PM IST
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The COVID-19 tally in Maharashtra rose to 19,19,550 on Sunday with the addition of 3,314 fresh infections, the state health department said.

With 66 more people succumbing to the viral disease, the overall death toll in the state mounted to 49,255, it said in a statement.

A total of 2,124 patients were discharged in the state during the day, taking the number of recoveries to 18,09,948, it said.

The state has 59,214 active cases.

With 50,635 new tests, the total number of tests conducted in Maharashtra went up to 1,25,02,554.

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Maharashtra's COVID-19 case recovery rate has improved to 94.29 per cent while the case fatality rate stood at 2.57 per cent, the release said.

Mumbai cityreported 578 fresh coronavirus positive cases in the day, taking the cumulative caseload to 2,90,914, while the death toll rose by eight to 11,076.

Mumbai division, which comprises Mumbai city and its satellite towns, added 1,050 fresh COVID-19 cases and 14 fatalities. With this, the overall case tally in the Mumbai division reached 6,56,557 while the fatality count is 19,021, the statement said.

Elsewhere, Nashik city reported 220 fresh COVID-19 cases, Pune 302, Pimpri Chinchwad 107, and Nagpur 255.

Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally is as follows: Positive cases 19,19,550, deaths 49,255, recoveries 18,09,948, active cases 59,214, total tests 1,25,02,554, tests conducted today 50,635.

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first published: Dec 27, 2020 08:30 pm

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