Maharashtra on Wednesday recorded 10,066 fresh cases, taking the number of active cases to 1,21,859. Besides, 163 COVID-19 deaths were reported in the day, taking the number of total fatalities to 1,19,303.
11,032 patients were discharged in the day, taking the tally to 57,53,290. The recovery rate in the state rose to 95.93%. The case fatality rate in the state is 1.99%.
Currently, 5,92,108 people are in home quarantine and 4,223 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 2515 new cases.
The Nashik circle--which consists of Nashik, Nashik MC, Malegaon MC, Ahmednagar, Ahmednagar MC, Dhule, Dhule MC, Jalgaon, Jalgaon MC, Nandurbar--reported 703 fresh COVID-19 cases.
The Pune circle--which includes Pune, PMC, PCMC, Solapur, Solapur MC, Satara--recorded 2423 new cases.
The Kolhapur circle reported 3617 new cases, Aurangabad circle 160, Latur circle 332, Akola circle 178, and Nagpur circle recorded 138 new COVID-19 cases.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Wednesday said 21 cases of Delta Plus COVID-19 variant have been found in 7 districts of the state. However, no death has taken place due to the variant, he said.
He noted that the variant reduces antibodies and said the administration have begun isolating such cases and taking all details like travel history, contact tracing and if they have been vaccinated.
"21 cases of Delta Plus variant have been found in 7 districts of the state. This variant reduces antibodies in the body. We are isolating such cases and taking all details like travel history, contact tracing & if they have been vaccinated," Tope said.
"We've decided to send the samples for Genomic sequence study. No deaths caused due to Delta Plus variant & some have recovered from this variant. Symptoms & treatment are the same for this variant. No children infected with this variant," he added.