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Maharashtra records 3,693 new COVID-19 cases; 73 deaths

3,693 new COVID-19 cases were found in Maharashtra while 73 people have lost their lives.

Maharashtra records 3,693 new COVID-19 cases; 73 deaths
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On Friday, January 8, Maharashtra recorded 3,693 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus. This propelled the state's COVID-19 tally to 19,61,975. Currently, there are 51,838 active cases in the state. With 2,890 COVID-19 patients discharged in the day, the number of recovered soared to 18,58,999.

More than 73 people from the state have lost their lives to this disease in the last 24 hours while the total has now mounted to 49,970. While 2,42,585 persons are under home quarantine, 3,015 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 2.55 per cent respectively.

Mumbai reported 654 new COVID-19 cases, 472 recoveries and nine deaths on Friday, January 8, taking the total number of cases in the financial capital to 2,97,683. According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) data, there are 7,927 active cases and 27,76,64 patients have completely recovered so far. The death toll is at 11,171 in the city. The recovery rate stands at 93 per cent. At present 24,63,249 tests have been conducted by the BMC. There are 196 contaminated zones in slums and chawls while 3,625 buildings are sealed by the BMC. 

Meanwhile, India reported 18,222 new cases, 19,253 recoveries and 228 deaths taking the tally up to 1,04,31,639 on Friday, January 8. According to the data by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in total 1,00,56,651 have completely recovered. The death toll is at 1,50,798 in the country. At present, there are 2,24,190 active cases. According to the ICMR, 18,02,53,315 samples have been tested up to January 8.

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