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Daily Covid cases rise marginally in Maharashtra, drop slightly in Mumbai – Times of India

MUMBAI: The state saw a marginal rise in daily Covid-19 positive cases on Thursday. An addition of 3,579 cases and 70 deaths took the state’s total caseload to 19,81,623 and toll to 50,291.
Mumbai, on the other hand, saw a slight drop in new cases, numbering 607 on Thursday. The daily toll was nine. With the addition, Mumbai’s caseload reached 3,01,081 and deaths 11,221. After reporting a dozen deaths on Wednesday, it was back to single digits. Civic officials said that of the nine casualties, seven had comorbidities.

State officials said that of the 70 deaths reported, 44 had occurred in the last 48 hours and 11 in the last week. The remaining 15 deaths were from before last week. Despite a clear dip in cases and deaths, there is a clear lag in updating data. A state official concurred that certain districts took a while before uploading details of fatalities. “Some deaths are audited thoroughly, and some time is spent there,” said the official. Of the 15 older deaths, four were from Amravati, two each from Bhandara, Kolhapur, Nagpur and Pune, and one each from Buldhana, Nashik and Sindhudurg.
Active Covid cases in the state saw an increase on the third day in a row, from 51,892 on Tuesday to 52,558 on Thursday whereas the city’s active cases saw a slight drop from 7,527 on Wednesday to 7,334 on Thursday. The case fatality rate for the state remained stagnant at 2.54% and that for Mumbai at 3.73%. Public health minister Rajesh Tope said the state’s recovery rate is now 94.75%.
Of the total daily additions in the last 24 hours, MMR contributed 1,110 cases, Pune circle 776 and Nagpur circle 640 new cases, with 17, 15 and 14 deaths, respectively.
Thane city recorded 94 positive cases and one death within 24 hours on Thursday. Since the outbreak of the virus, the city has reported 57,085 positive patients and 1,281 deaths. Meanwhile, 54,802 people have been discharged so far and the recovery rate is 96%. Currently the city has 1,002 active cases.
There were 67 positive cases from within NMMC on Thursday, taking its total Covid count to 51,988. Of these, 96% of the patients have successfully recovered from coronavirus. One death was also reported, taking the total toll to 1,072. The PCMC areas reported 33 fresh cases on Wednesday, taking the tally to 28,101. With one death reported on Wednesday, the toll reached 618.
(With inputs from Shrutika Sukhi, Vijay Singh and BB Nayak)