Mumbai: Maharashtra’s COVID-19 caseload surpassed the 50-lakh mark on Saturday (May 8) with the reporting of 53,605 new cases, according to a health department official.
The state’s case tally increased to 50,53,336 while the death toll increased to 75,277 due to 864 fatalities, he said.
Maharashtra reports 53,605 new #COVID19 cases, 82,266 recoveries and 864 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Total cases 50,53,336
Total recoveries 43,47,592
Death toll 75,277
Active cases 6,28,213 pic.twitter.com/VnXjXJjwP0
— ANI (@ANI) May 8, 2021
A total of 82,266 people were discharged from hospitals during the day, bringing the total number of recoveries to 43,47,592. There are currently 6,28,213 active patients in the state.
In the last 24 hours, 2,60,751 COVID-19 tests were performed in the state, bringing the total number of samples examined to 2,91,91,331.
399 of the 864 deaths occurred in the last 48 hours, and 226 occurred in the last week. The rest occurred earlier, but were only added to the tally on Saturday (May 8), according to the official.
Mumbai reported 2,664 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 6,73,235, while the city’s death toll rose to 13,713 with 62 new fatalities.
In the larger Mumbai division, 15 patients died in Panvel and Thane districts, respectively, while 13 died in Raigad, 11 in Navi Mumbai, and 10 in Thane city.
Overall, the Mumbai division reported 7,541 new cases and 129 deaths.
The Nashik division reported 8,834 new cases, with 2,915 from the Ahmednagar district, 2,224 from Nashik city, and 1,700 from the Nashik district.
The division also reported 183 deaths, with 55 occurring in Nashik city, 36 in Ahmednagar, 33 in Nandurbar, and 26 in Nashik district.
In Pune, there were 14,056 cases and 98 deaths. The rural area of Pune was responsible for 4,352 infections. The city of Pune had 2,977 cases and 13 deaths, while the Solapur district had 1,986 infections and 30 deaths. In Satara, up to 34 people were killed.
The division of Kolhapur reported 5,206 cases and 65 deaths. The district of Kolhapur reported 1,578 infections and 24 deaths. The districts of Sangli and Ratnagiri reported 20 and 12 deaths, respectively.
The Aurangabad division reported 2,355 cases and 127 deaths, with 90 reported in the Aurangabad rural area and 12 in the Parbhani district.
The Latur division reported 3,491 new COVID-19 cases, with 77 deaths. Beed district alone reported 1,367 new cases and 20 deaths.
The Akola division’s caseload increased by 4,427, while 71 more patients died from coronavirus infection, with 28 from Yavatmal district, 15 from Amravati district, and 13 from Washim district.
In Nagpur, there were 7,695 new cases and 114 deaths. The division’s 49 deaths occurred in Nagpur city, followed by 17 each in Nagpur district and Wardha.
District authorities in the Vidarbha region’s Amravati, Akola, and Yavatmal have announced that stricter COVID-19 restrictions will go into effect on Sunday (May 9).
These ‘break the chain’ curbs will go into effect at noon on Sunday and will remain in place until May 15, according to officials.
The authorities in Solapur, Western Maharashtra, have also announced stricter restrictions for a week beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturday in the city and other parts of the district.
The following are the Maharashtra Coronavirus figures: Total number of cases: 50,53,336; new cases: 53,605; total number of deaths: 75,277; recoveries: 43,47,592; active cases: 6,28,213; total number of tests: 2,91,91,331.
(inputs from PTI)