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Maharashtra records highest single-day deaths for second consecutive day

Meanwhile, Mumbai city saw 7,654 fresh cases, while the MMR recorded 16,491 cases. The Thane Municipal Corporation, Navi Mumbai and Kalyan Dombivali Corporation recorded 1,343, 961 and 1,231 cases respectively in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).

Maharashtra records highest single-day deaths for second consecutive day
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On Wednesday, April 21, Maharashtra reported its highest single-day death toll of 568 since the COVID-19 pandemic, taking the toll to 61,911.

The number of deaths is the highest ever figures, crossing the 500 mark for the second day in a row. Since April 14, Maharashtra has added 3,107 deaths and the senior health department officials attributed the jump in fatalities to late admission to hospital.

According to reports, the state also added 67,468 fresh coronavirus cases to push its tally over four million-mark to 4,027,827. The active caseload in Maharashtra is now at a touching distance of 700,000 at 695,747.

Fourteen of the 35 districts in Maharashtra have a high positivity rate on a week-on-week basis, as per the presentation of the state health department. The positivity rate in these 14 districts is higher than the state’s overall positivity rate of 16.36 per cent. Osmanabad topped the districts with a high positivity rate at 39.25 per cent, followed by Parbhani and Hingoli at 36.78 per cent and 36.7 per cent, respectively. Pune district had a positivity rate of 30.43 per cent, while Thane district had a positivity rate of 30.67 per cent.

The state’s recovery rate stands at 81.15 per cent with 54,985 patients getting discharged. The total number of active COVID patients in the state is currently 6,95,747. The state saw 2.46 crore laboratory samples collected to date since March 2020 and out of which 40.27 lakh have tested positive with a 16.36 per cent positivity ratio.

Meanwhile, Mumbai city saw 7,654 fresh cases, while the MMR recorded 16,491 cases. The Thane Municipal Corporation, Navi Mumbai and Kalyan Dombivali Corporation recorded 1,343, 961 and 1,231 cases respectively in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). Mumbai added 62 deaths, taking its toll to 12,508.

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