Coronavirus update | COVID-19 infections on rise in Maharashtra, tally close to 1 lakh again
At present, Pune district has the highest number of active coronavirus cases in Maharashtra at 19,658, followed by Thane and Mumbai at 16,338 and 15,610, respectively.
November 30, 2020 / 08:10 PM IST
The number of active coronavirus cases in Maharashtra is on the verge of breaching the one lakh mark again. It had only been weeks since Maharashtra, which has been among the states worst affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, was taking a breather and it seems like the pandemic situation is set to worsen once more.
Active COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra crossed the 90,000-mark on November 29 with 5,544 fresh cases being reported. There are 90,997 active cases at present and the count is inching steadily towards the one lakh-mark, while the total coronavirus tally of the state is now 18,20,059. Earlier in November, the active coronavirus cases in Maharashtra had gone down to 78,272.
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At present, Pune district has the highest number of active coronavirus cases in Maharashtra at 19,658, followed by Thane district and Mumbai at 16,338 and 15,610 active COVID-19 infections, respectively.
Maharashtra’s case fatality rate (CFR) at present is 2.59 percent and the total COVID-19 deaths stand at 47,071.
The number of active coronavirus cases in the state may increase further in the coming month as authorities have plans to ramp up testing to detect any increase in infection spread. There was anyway fear among health officials that the number of fresh COVID-19 infections would increase drastically after the festival season concludes, although the current rate of spread is not as much as was feared. Follow our coverage of the coronavirus crisis here