Maharashra records 3,579 new COVID-19 cases; 70 deaths

3,579 new COVID-19 cases taking the caseload up to 19,81,623 while 70 people have lost their lives.

Maharashra records 3,579 new COVID-19 cases; 70 deaths

On Thursday, January 14, Maharashtra recorded 3,579 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus. This propelled the state's COVID-19 tally to 19,81,623. Currently, there are 52,558 active cases in the state. With 3,309 COVID-19 patients discharged in the day, the number of recovered soared to 18,77,588.

More than 70 people from the state have lost their lives to this disease in the last 24 hours while the total has now mounted to 50,291. While 1,96,829 persons are under home quarantine, 2,403 others have been admitted to institutional quarantine centres. The COVID-19 recovery rate and fatality rate in the state stand at 94.75 per cent, and 2.54 per cent respectively.

Mumbai reported 607 new COVID-19 cases, 789 recoveries and nine deaths on Thursday, January 14, taking the total number of cases in the financial capital to 2,01,078. According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) data, there are 7,332 active cases and 2,81,642 patients have completely recovered so far. The death toll is at 11,219 in the city. The recovery rate stands at 93 per cent. At present 25,49,307 tests have been conducted by the BMC. There are 137 contaminated zones in slums and chawls while 2,312 buildings are sealed by the BMC.

Meanwhile, India reported 15,590 new cases, 15,975 recoveries and 191 deaths taking the tally up to 1,05,27,683 on Thursday, January 14. According to the data by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in total 1,01,62,738 have completely recovered. The death toll is at 1,51,918 in the country. At present, there are 2,13,027 active cases. According to the ICMR, 18,49,62,401 samples have been tested up to January 14.

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