Maharashtra recorded the highest single-day peak in the number of coronavirus cases and deaths with 5,318 new infections and more than 167 deaths today. The most affected state in the country has reported 1,593,133 cases of coronavirus, PTI reported.
7,273 COVID-19 patients have died in the state, including 167 deaths in the past 24 hours. State hospitals have released 4,430 patients in the past 24 hours, the official said. The total number of patients recovered now stands at 84,245, said officials at the PTI.
Mumbai, the country’s financial capital, has recorded 1,460 cases, bringing the city’s total number to 73,747, according to data from the municipal body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.
Sixty-four new deaths have been reported in Mumbai alone, according to a PTI report. To date, at least 4,200 coronavirus patients have died in Mumbai.
So far, 8,966,874 people have been tested for the deadly virus in Maharashtra. The recovery rate in the state is 52.94% while the mortality rate is 4.57%.
5,65,161 people are under quarantine at home while 36,925 are under institutional quarantine.
Maharashtra, which is one of the most affected states in the country, will receive the first batch of the experimental drug COVID-19 Remdesivir, which is manufactured in India by the Hyderabad-based drug manufacturer Hetero.
India is now fourth in the world after the United States, Brazil and Russia with at least 515,465 cases. More than 15,600 COVID-19 patients have died in the country to date. The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 4.89 lakh people worldwide since its first detection in China last December. More than 96.04 lakh people have been infected with the highly contagious virus worldwide.
(With PTI entries)