Coronavirus in Maharashtra: With 10,576 new cases, state reports highest one-day spike of COVID-19 cases
BL Soni

Maharashtra reported the highest single-day spike of 10,576 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, which pushed its overall tally to 3,37,607, the state health department said.

The state's death toll due to the virus went up by 280 and reached 12,556, it said.

A total of 5,552 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, taking the number of recovered poeple in the state to 1,87,769, the department said in its statement.

There are 1,37,282 active cases in the state at present.

So far, 16,87,213people have been tested for COVID-19 across Maharashtra, it said.

Of the total number of positive cases on Wednesday, Mumbai reported 1,310, Pune city2,111 and neighbouring Pimpri-Chinchwad1,133 cases.

Aurangabad city recorded248 new coronavirus positive cases, Nashik city 298, Ahmednagar city 201, Nagpur city 119 and Solapur city 109, the department said.

There were 108 cases in Buldhana district, 100 in Aurangabad, 193 in Kolhapur, 280 in Solapur, 145 in Jalgaon and 179 in Nashik district.

In the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), 3,757 new cases and 117 deaths were reported during the day. The death toll included 58 from Mumbai city.

With this, the total cases in MMR is now 2,09,978 and deaths 8,519, it said.

In the MMR, Thane city's COVID-19 tally has reached 17,969, while Kalyan Dombivali in Thane district it is now 19,466

The state's recovery rate is55.62 per cent and fatality rate is 3.72 per cent, it said.

Currently, 8,58,121people are in home quarantine and 44,975 in institutional quarantine.

Maharashtra's COVID tally is as follows: Positive cases 3,37,607; deaths 12,556; recoveries 1,87,769; active cases 1,37,282; people tested so far 16,87,213.

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