Maharashtra records highest number of active COVID-19 cases

2,936 new COVID-19 cases were found in Maharashtra while 50 people have lost their lives.

Maharashtra records highest number of active COVID-19 cases

On Tuesday, January 12, Maharashtra recorded 2,936 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus. This propelled the state's COVID-19 tally to 19,74,488. Currently, there are 51,892 active cases in the state. With 3,282 COVID-19 patients discharged in the day, the number of recovered soared to 18,71,270.

More than 50 people from the state have lost their lives to this disease in the last 24 hours while the total has now mounted to 50,151. While 2,27,876 persons are under home quarantine, 2,388 others have been admitted to institutional quarantine centres. The COVID-19 recovery rate and fatality rate in the state stand at 94.77 per cent, and 2.54 per cent respectively. In total 1,35,00,734 tests have been conducted in the state.

Mumbai reported 473 new COVID-19 cases, 440 recoveries and seven deaths on Tuesday, January 12, taking the total number of cases in the financial capital to 2,99,796. According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) data, there are 7,390 active cases and 2,80,322 patients have completely recovered so far. The death toll is at 11,202 in the city. The recovery rate stands at 93 per cent. At present 25,18,221 tests have been conducted by the BMC. There are 151 contaminated zones in slums and chawls while 2,355 buildings are sealed by the BMC.

Meanwhile, India reported 15,968 new cases, 17,817 recoveries and 202 deaths taking the tally up to 1,04,95,147 on Tuesday, January 12. According to the data by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in total 1,01,29,111 have completely recovered. The death toll is at 1,51,529 in the country. At present, there are 2,14,507 active cases. According to the ICMR, 18,34,89,114 samples have been tested up to January 12.

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