Maharashtra reports 7,603 new COVID-19 cases, 53 deaths, 15,277 recoveries
Maharashtra reported 7,603 new coronavirus case and 53 fresh fatalities on Monday, taking the tally of infections to 61,65,402 and the death toll to 1,26,024, a health department official said.
The state reported a decrease in the daily COVID-19 cases and the fatalities as compared to Sunday, when it had registered 8,535 infections and 156 deaths.
(With inputs from agencies)
Red alert has been issued for Konkan and Goa, and central Maharashtra, while an orange alert warning has been issued for Maharashtra, it said.
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