Maharashtra records dip in COVID-19 cases as 51,751 test positive; active cases jump to 5,64,746

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, April 12, 2021, 09:14 PM IST
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Mumbai: A health worker conducts thermal screening of passengers at Dadar Railway Station, amid the ongoing surge in coronavirus cases, in Mumbai, Monday, April 12, 2021. | (PTI Photo)

After reporting 63,294 COVID-19 cases on Sunday--the highest single-day spike since the pandemic outbreak last year, Maharashtra recorded a dip in its numbers on Monday. With 51,751 new cases in the day, the number of active cases in the state has jumped to 5,64,746.

Besides, 258 COVID-19 deaths were recorded in the day, taking the death toll to 58,245. The case fatality rate in the state is 1.68%.

52,312 patients were discharged in the day, taking the tally to 28,34,473. The recovery rate in the state stands at 81.94%.

Currently, 32,75,224 people are in home quarantine and 29,399 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 14,424 new cases on Monday.

The Nashik circle--which consists of Nashik, Nashik MC, Malegaon MC, Ahmednagar, Ahmednagar MC, Dhule, Dhule MC, Jalgaon, Jalgaon MC, Nandurbar--reported 6868 fresh COVID-19 cases.

The Pune circle--which includes Pune, PMC, PCMC, Solapur, Solapur MC, Satara--recorded 11,761 new cases.

The Kolhapur circle reported 1085 new cases, Aurangabad circle 2111, Latur circle 4502, Akola circle 1546, and Nagpur circle recorded 9454 new COVID-19 cases on Monday.

Meanwhile, the government has now decided to add 5,300 new beds, 3 new COVID-19 facilities. Meanwhile, 70 per cent of beds will have oxygen support while remaining will be in the ICU (intensive care unit) and have ventilator support, said Maharashtra Minister Aslam Shaikh on Monday.

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