Coronavirus in Pune: PMC's COVID-19 tally rises by 963, four fatalities recorded on March 6
Coronavirus in Pune: PMC's COVID-19 tally rises by 963, four fatalities recorded on March 6
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Pune reported 963 new coronavirus cases, taking its caseload to 2,07,346 on Saturday.

According to an update by Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) Mayor Murlidhar Mohol, the death toll climbed to 4,885 with four new fatalities.

A total of 659 patients were discharged during the day, taking the total number of discharged/ recovered patients to 1,96,001.

As of now, there are 6,460 active COVID-19 cases.

Meanwhile, with the addition of more than 10,000 fresh COVID-19 cases on the second consecutive day on Saturday, Maharashtra's tally crossed the 22 lakh-mark and reached 22,08,586, the state Health Department said, adding that the last one lakh cases were reported in just 13 days owing to fresh outbreaks in Vidarbha, Mumbai, and Pune.

The state added 10,187 cases during the day and counted 47 deaths, taking the overall toll to 52,440.

The previous day Maharashtra reported 10,216 new infections, which were the highest additions in a single day in the last five months.

COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra crossed the 21 lakh-mark on February 21 after adding over one lakh cases in almost 31 days to its previous tally of 20,00,878.

However, owing to a fresh outbreak of infections in the Vidarbha region and in Mumbai and Pune, the next one lakh cases were added in just 13 days after February 21 to breach the 22 lakh-mark on Saturday, as per the data.

Of the 47 fatalities, 30 occurred in the last 48 hours while 10 had taken place in the last week. Remaining seven deaths had occurred before last week, a health department official said.

In comparison to 10,187 new cases during the day, 6,080 patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the overall number of recoveries in Maharashtra to 20,62,031, the department said.

The state is now left with 92,897 active cases while the case recovery rate is 93.36 per cent. The fatality rate is 2.37 per cent, it said.

With 95,171 tests on Saturday, Maharashtra has so far tested 1,67,76,051 samples.

A total of 4,28,676 people are in home quarantine while 4,514 others remain admitted in institutional quarantine in the state, the official said.

Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally is as follows: Positive cases: 22,08,586, new cases: 10,187, death toll: 52,440, discharged: 120,62,031, active cases: 92,897, people tested so far: 1,67,76,051.

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