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Coronavirus Outbreak: Total cases in Mumbai near 85,000-mark


Coronavirus Outbreak: Total cases in Mumbai near 85,000-mark
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Maharashtra on Sunday reported 6,555 fresh cases of coronavirus, the respiratory illness that has taken the world by storm. This takes the overall tally of confirmed cases to 2,06,619. That puts the state's figure ahead of Turkey's which, as per global coronavirus tracking portal worldometers, has 2,04,610 cases of the contagious disease.

With 155 more people losing the battle with the virus on Sunday, the death toll for Maharashtra now stands at 8,822. The fatality rate for Maharashtra stands at 4.2 per cent.

Furthermore, out of these 6,555 fresh cases, Mumbai reported 1,287 cases. With these new additions, the total for Mumbai on Sunday reached 84,524. In addition to this, there were 69 deaths that were reported on Sunday, which pushed the toll for Mumbai to 4,899 until Sunday.

The recovery rate for the state is now at 54 per cent. This is lower than the national recovery rate of 60.85 per cent.

In Maharashtra 11 lakh people have been tested for COVID-19 so far, out of which 18.5 per cent have been found to be infected. As per the state health officials, the high positivity rate has been attributed to targeted testing. The positivity rate for Mumbai is ever higher and stands at 22.5 per cent.

On Sunday, even India overtakes Russia’s tally to become the third worst-affected nation by coronavirus outbreak. As per the data shared by the Union Health Ministry, 24,248 cases were reported in India and 425 deaths in the last 24 hours. With the addition of the new cases and deaths, the total cases in the country now stand at 6,97,413 while the death toll is at 19,693. In the worldometers ranking, the top spot is taken by the US followed by Brazil.

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