Maharashtra on Tuesday, December 21, recorded 825 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the number of active cases to 7,111. Besides, 14 COVID-19 deaths were reported in the day, taking the number of total fatalities to 1,41,367.
792 patients were discharged in the day, taking the tally to 64,98,807. The recovery rate in the state is 97.71%. The case fatality rate in the state is 2.12%.
Currently, 73,053 people are in home quarantine and 864 people are in institutional quarantine.
The Mumbai circle--which consists of MCGM, Thane, TMC, Navi Mumbai, KDMC, Ulhasnagar MC, Bhivandi Nijampur MC, Mira Bhayandar MC, Palghar, Vasai Virar MC, Raigad, Panvel MC--recorded 421 new cases.
The Nashik circle--which consists of Nashik, Nashik MC, Malegaon MC, Ahmednagar, Ahmednagar MC, Dhule, Dhule MC, Jalgaon, Jalgaon MC, Nandurbar--reported 99 fresh COVID-19 cases.
The Pune circle--which includes Pune, PMC, PCMC, Solapur, Solapur MC, Satara--recorded 233 new cases.
The Kolhapur circle--which includes Kolhapur, Kolhapur MC, Sangli, Sangli MC, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri-- reported 26 new cases.
The Aurangabad circle--which consists of Aurangabad, Aurangabad MC, Jalna, Hingoli, Parbhani, Parbhani MC-- reported 13 fresh cases.
The Latur circle--which consists of Latur, Latur MC, Osmanabad, Beed, Nanded, Nanded MC--recorded 10 fresh cases.
The Akola circle--which includes Akola, Akola MC, Amaravati, Amaravati MC, Yawatmal, Buldhana, Washim-- recorded 7 fresh cases.
Nagpur circle--which includes Nagpur, Nagpur MC, Wardha, Bhandara, Gondia, Chandrapur, Chandrapur MC, Gadchiroli --reported 16 fresh cases.
Meanwhile, eleven new cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus were reported in Maharashtra on Tuesday, of which eight were detected at Mumbai airport and one each was found in Pimpri Chinchwad, Osmanabad and Navi Mumbai, according to the findings of the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune. With this, the total number of Omicron cases in the state has jumped to 65.
Of the 65 cases in Maharashtra, 30 are from Mumbai, 12 from Pimpri-Chinchwad, seven from Pune rural, three from Pune Municipal Corporation, three from Osmanabad, two from Kalyan-Dombivali, three from Satara, and one each from Nagpur, Latur, Vasai-Virar and Buldhana. \
Out of these, 34 cases have been discharged following a negative RT-PCR test.
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