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COVID-19: 28 Mumbai, 21 Pune police personnel test positive in last 24 hours

FPJ Web Desk | Updated on: Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 09:21 AM IST

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Mumbai Police have said that 28 of its personnel tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the number of active cases in the force to 1,273, news agency ANI reported.

Meanwhile, 21 more police personnel tested positive for COVID-19 in Pune city yesterday, after which the number of infected police personnel in the city rose to 504.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra on Tuesday recorded 39,207 new coronavirus cases, 26 per cent more than the previous day, and 53 fresh fatalities linked to the infection, the state health department said.

No fresh case of the highly contagious Omicron variant of coronavirus was reported in the state in the last 24 hours, it added.

With fresh additions, the state's COVID-19 tally rose to 72,82,128, while the death toll increased to 1,41,885, the department said.

On Monday, the state had reported 31,111 fresh cases and 24 fatalities.

It said 38,824 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the number of recovered people to 68,68,816.

The coronavirus recovery rate in the state stands at 94.32 per cent.

Currently, 23,44,919 people are in home quarantine and another 2,960 in institutional quarantine, the department said.

(With agency inputs)

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Published on: Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 09:21 AM IST