Maharashtra records 258 more COVID deaths, 8,308 new cases

Maharashtra records 258 more COVID deaths, 8,308 new cases

Mumbai, July 17, 2020

Maharashtra, the worst-hit among all states in India, today recorded 258 more coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths, taking the the toll in the state to 11,452, official sources said here today.

A bulletin issued by the Public Health Department said 8,308 new cases of infection were reported in the past 24 hours, raising the total so far to 2,92,589.

The highest number of deaths in a single day -- 295 -- in the state was reported on July 4 and the highest number of cases in a 24-hour period --8,461 -- on July 16.

The bulletin said 2,217 people were discharged from hospitals, taking the total number of patients discharged so far to 1,60,357, making for a recovery rate of 54.81 per cent. The mortality rate is 3.91 per cent.

There are a total of 1,20,480 active cases in the state as of today. As many as 7,24,602 people are in home quarantine and 44,284 are in institutional quarantine, the bulletin said.

Of the 258 deaths reported today, Mumbai accounted for 62, taking the toll in the city to 5,585 while the total number of cases increased by 1,214 to 99,164.

Thane reported 57 deaths, followed by 45 in Pune, 25 in Nashik, 12 in Palghar, 9 in Solapur, 8 in Raigad, 6 in Nanded, 5 each in Satara and Aurangabad, 4 each in Jalna and Jalgaon, 3 in Ahmednagar, 2 each in Kolhapur, Latur, Amravati and Osmanabad, 1 each in Ratnagiri, Hingoli, Beed, Nagpur and one from another state.

Thane district has recorded as many as 1964 deaths and 71,345 cases so far.

The Thane Division has reported a total of 7,985 deaths and 192,257 cases.

Pune district continues to zoom ahead by notching 49,037 cases, with the death toll increasing from 1,200 a day earlier to 1,282 on Friday.

The death toll in Pune Division (comprising Pune, Solapur and Satara districts) reached 1,734 with the case tally touching 56,293,

The next major region of concern is Nashik Division with 864 fatalities and 18,925 cases, followed by Aurangabad Division notching 424 deaths and 11,108 cases, and Akola Division recording 180 fatalities and 4,303 cases.

All the eight divisions recorded fatalities on Friday, while only Chandrapur (out of total 36) remains a 'zero-Covid-death district' till date, though all divisions and districts have notched fresh cases.

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