Maharashtra sees 8,912 new COVID-19 cases, 257 deaths, 10,373 recover
Maharashtra on Saturday reported 8,912 fresh COVID-19 cases and 257 fatalities, taking the tally to 59,63,420 and the toll to 1,17,356, the state Health department said.
Earlier on March 8, the state had recorded 8,744 cases, it said.
Of the 257 deaths, 193 had occurred in the last 48 hours while 64 in the last week. Another 425 fatalities were added to the state's cumulative toll as part of the ongoing data reconciliation exercise, which increased the overall count by 682 compared to the previous day.
(With inputs from agencies)
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