Coronavirus in Maharashtra: State’s COVID-19 death toll crosses 17,000-mark

Covid-19 death toll in Maharashtra has crossed 17,000-mark on Friday, with 300 new fatalities being reported in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll to 17,092 until now. Meanwhile, the state is short of 10,000 corona cases to breach 5 lakh mark, the total number of cases has now surged to 4,90,262, with 10,483 new cases being reported.

However, of 300 deaths, 229 were from the last 48 hours, 40 from last week, and 31 from the period before last week. Of the total deaths, 121 were from the Mumbai, followed by 83 in Pune, 40 in Nashik, 15 in Nagpur, 14 in Latur, 12 in Kolhapur, 10 in Akola and four in Aurangabad, while one death was from another state.

Meanwhile, the positivity rate on Friday reduced to 13 per cent from 15.45 per cent which was just a day before – as the state conducted 81,655 tests, highest in the last 24 hours since the first coronavirus case was reported in Maharashtra on March 9.

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