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Maharashtra Adds 7,717 Covid-19 Cases in a Day as Toll Nears 4 Lakh in State

Health workers in a slum in Mumbai. (Reuters)

Health workers in a slum in Mumbai. (Reuters)

A total of 10,333 patients were discharged in the day, taking the number of recovered cases in the state to 2,32,277, Rajesh Tope said.

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  • Last Updated: July 28, 2020, 11:44 PM IST
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The COVID-19 tally in Maharashtra rose to 3,91,440 on Tuesday with addition of 7,717 new cases while the death toll mounted by 282, including 121 fatalities in Mumbai region, to 14,165, Health Minister Rajesh Tope said.

A total of 10,333 patients were discharged in the day, taking the number of recovered cases in the state to 2,32,277, he said.

The count of active cases dropped from 1,47,592 on Monday to 1,44,694 on Tuesday, the health minister said.

A total of 19,68,559 people have been tested so far in the state, Tope said.

After a long time, Mumbai, which has been steadily reporting more than 1,000 cases every day, added 700 cases to its tally in the day, taking the cumulative count to 1,10,882.

With 55 people succumbing to the infection, the death toll in the metropolis mounted to 6,187.

Mumbai now has 19,990 active cases, the minister said.

However, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) continues to report higher number of cases.

On Tuesday, the MMR tally rose to 2,29,599 with addition of 2,223 cases. With 121 fatalities, the toll mounted to 9,275.

The number of cases mounted by 1,182 in Pune city while the neighbouring Pimpri Chinchwad added 673 fresh cases. The twin cities reported 12 deaths each during the day.

The number of cases sin Pune division rose to 91,977 with 2,477 deaths.

Nashik division now has 29,987 cases with 1,111 deaths, while Kolhapur division''s tally of cases stood at 7,675 with 206 fatalities.

The case count and fatalities in Aurangabad division stood at 15,637 and 554, respectively, while Latur division has 4,433 cases and 190 deaths, the health department said.

Akola division case tally stood at 6,644 with 232 deaths.

In Nagpur division, the number of cases has reached 5,136 while 73 patients have succumbed to the infection.

The number of people in home quarantine across the state came down from 9,22,637 as on Monday to 8,85,545 on Tuesday.

Similarly, the number of people admitted in institutional quarantine also declined from 44,136 to 42,733, Tope said.

Maharashtra''s COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 3,91,440, deaths 14,165, recoveries 2,32,277, active cases 1,44,694, people tested so far 19,68,559.

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