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With the addition of 648 new cases of coronavirus, the infection count in Maharashtra's Thane district has gone up to 5,35,916, an official said on Thursday.

Besides these new cases reported on Wednesday, 11 more people also succumbed to the viral infection, raising the death toll in the district to 10,777, he said.

The COVID-19 mortality rate in the district stood at 2.01 per cent, he added.

Details of recovered and under-treatment patients were not provided by the district administration.

In neighbouring Palghar district, the COVID-19 case count has gone up to 1,17,726, while the death toll has reached 2,618, another official said.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 9,558 new coronavirus positive cases and 147 fatalities, a drop of 24 compared to the previous day, taking the tally of infections to 61,22,893 and the toll to 1,23,857, the state health department said.

A total of 8,899 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, taking the number of recoveries in Maharashtra to 58,81,167 so far, leaving the state with 1,14,625 active cases.

Maharashtra's recovery rate now stands at 96.05 per cent while the COVID-19 fatality rate is 2.02 per cent and the case positivity rate 14.2 per cent, it said.

Mumbai reported 662 fresh COVID-19 cases and nine fatalities, raising the tally to 7,26,278 and the toll to 15,573.

Pune city municipal limits saw 459 new cases and five deaths, taking the tally to 4,96,969 and the toll to 8,404, the department said.

Areas under Nagpur, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Nashik, Aurangabad and Amravati municipal corporations reported 19, 310, 48, 16 and three new COVID-19 cases, respectively.

With 2,16,512 new tests, the number of samples tested so far for coronavirus in Maharashtra rose to 4,31,24,800.

Currently, 6,34,423 people are under home quarantine while 4,645 are in institutional quarantine in Maharashtra.

Coronavirus figures in Maharashtra are as follows: Total cases 61,22,893, new cases 9,558, total deaths 1,23,857, fresh deaths 147, total recoveries 58,81,167, active cases 1,14,625, and new tests conducted 2,16,512.

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