COVID-19: Thane district's infection tally up by 3,252; eight more die

Agencies | Updated on: Friday, January 21, 2022, 09:36 AM IST

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With the addition of 3,252 coronavirus positive cases, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra mounted to 6,84,672, an official said on Friday.

These cases were reported on Thursday, he said.

With the virus claiming the lives of eight more persons, the death toll in the district stood at 11,686.

Thane's COVID-19 mortality rate stands at 1.70 per cent, he added.

In neighbouring Palghar district, the caseload has grown to 1,58,855, while the death toll is 3,353 now, another official said.

Maharashtra on Thursday recorded 46,197 fresh coronavirus cases, including 125 Omicron infections, and 37 more deaths, the health department said.

The daily tally was 2,500 more than a day ago, when the state had reported 43,697 cases.

The department said 52,025 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the number of recovered cases to 69,67,432.

It said, "46,197 new cases in the state today. Thirty-seven COVID-19 deaths reported in the state today." Currently, 24,21,501 people are in home quarantine and another 3,391 in institutional quarantine.

On Omicron, the department said, "Today, 125 patients with Omicron infections have been reported in the state. Of these, 87 have been reported by the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research and 38 have been reported by the National Chemical Laboratory (where genome sequencing of swab samples was done)."

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Published on: Friday, January 21, 2022, 09:36 AM IST