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5,753 new patients in Maharashtra, active Covid cases grow to 81,512 – Times of India

MUMBAI: The state added 5,753 Covid-19 cases on Sunday, the fifth consecutive day of over 5,000 cases in a 24-hour period. The overall tally stood at 17,80,208.

Active cases, which had dropped below 80,000 last week for the first time since July 4, rose again to touch 81,512.
The city also saw an increase in daily detections and active cases, reporting more than 1,000 new cases for the third day in a row. An addition of 1,135 cases took the tally to 2,51,804, while active cases jumped to 12,448 from the previous day’s 10,656.
The BMC disagreed with the city figures provided by the state government, saying that at 9,770, the active cases had remained below 10,000. The doubling rate, which had touched 310 days, dropped to 258 days with the increase in daily detections.
There was no surge in deaths, with the state reporting 50, a dozen fewer than Saturday’s, and the city registering 19 in a 24-hour period.
From the average of 200 deaths in October, deaths in the state have dropped to 100 in November.
Sixteen deaths were from Pune circle and 12 from Nagpur circle. While the case fatality rate (CFR) of the state remained at 2.62%, the cumulative CFR for the city dropped under 3.9%.
Of the 19 cases of death in the city, as many as 18 patients had co-morbidities, while 14 of them were above the age of 60 years.
Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar, speaking to the media in Pune, hinted that a few restrictions might be imposed in the coming 8 to 10 days. Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray also addressed the state, but did not mention new restrictions or a return to a stricter lockdown, but he appealed to people to follow social distancing, wear a mask and avoid crowding.
The Mumbai circle accounted for the highest addition of 1,975 cases in the state, followed by Pune circle at 1,299 cases. Within the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Thane city saw 148 new cases, taking the tally to 49,917. Two deaths took the toll to 1,153. The recovery rate in Thane was 94.7% with 47,281 patients recovered so far. There were 1,483 active cases.
In Kalyan-Dombivli, 152 new cases took the tally to 52,685, while the toll was 1,042.
Discharges from various hospitals numbered 4,060, taking the total discharges to 16.5 lakh. Public health minister Rajesh Tope said the recovery rate in the state was 92.75%.
Of the 1.02 crore samples tested, 17% were positive. A state official said that 5.15 lakh people were in home quarantine and 5,615 in institutional.
Testing numbers across the state recovered in a big way as a total of 92,556 tests were carried done, the highest volume seen on any weekend so far.
(Inputs by Manoj Badgeri)