Maharashtra on Thursday reported 583 fresh coronavirus cases, taking its total past the 10,000-mark. The state tally now stands at 10, 490; Mumbai being its biggest contributor with 7,061 cases.
According to the state government data, total deaths in the state crossed the 450-mark. Mumbai, the worst hit city in the country, has so far reported 290 deaths. Pune has the second highest numbers in the state with 1,379 coronavirus cases, including over 80 deaths.
180 coronavirus patients were discharged on Thursday, taking the total of recoveries to 1,773, the state government said in a statement.
“As per the guidance from Government of India, cluster containment action plan is being implemented in places where clusters of patients have been found in the state,” the Maharashtra government said in the daily health bulletin.
“There are 733 active containment zones in the state currently. Total 10,092 surveillance squads worked today across the state and surveillance of 42.11 lakh population was done,” it added.
There were 27 COVID-19-related deaths in Maharashtra on Thursday, the statement said, out of which 20 deaths were recorded in Mumbai, three in Pune city, two in Thane city, one in Nagpur city, and one in Raigad.
81 per cent of those who died today had comorbidities.
Meanwhile, 25 fresh cases of coronavirus were today detected in Dharavi, Mumbai’s jam-packed slum area. The number of cases have risen to 369.
Nationally, in last 24 hours, 1,718 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported, taking total number of cases to 33,050 including 1,074 deaths.
India’s coronavirus recovery rate – the share of people who have been discharged from hospital after treatment – has risen to 25.13 per cent, a significant improvement over 13 per cent reported 14 days ago, the Health Ministry said on Thursday. The doubling rate of COVID-19 cases has also improved to 11 days from 3.4 days before the nationwide lockdown, they said.