A healthcare worker wearing protective gear collects swab samples of passengers arriving from outstation trains at Dadar station in Mumbai.(HT Photo)
A healthcare worker wearing protective gear collects swab samples of passengers arriving from outstation trains at Dadar station in Mumbai.(HT Photo)

443 Covid-19 fatalities in Maharashtra take death toll to 94,030; state records 20,295 new cases

The capital city of Mumbai reported 1,038 new cases and 25 deaths on the day, as the city's cases tally reached 703,560 and the death toll climbed to 14,775.
By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2021 09:23 PM IST

With 20,295 new Covid-19 cases and 443 fatalities on Saturday, Maharashtra's tally reached 5,713,215 while the death toll climbed to 94,030. On the other hand, as many as 31,964 people recovered from the infection in a single day, taking the cumulative recovery in the state to 5,339,838.

Meanwhile, the capital city of Mumbai reported 1,038 new cases and 25 related deaths in the 24-hour period, as the city's cases tally reached 703,560 and the death toll climbed to 14,775.

While the number of new infections marginally dipped from the previous day's tally, the daily new deaths witnessed a slight increase. Earlier on Friday, there where 20,740 new Covid-19 cases and 424 new fatalities detected in the state.

Medical workers in the state tested 258,799 new samples to deetct the disease on the day while 34,608,985 samples have been tested in the state so far, the latest data from the state government showed.

Active cases of Covid-19 currently stands at 276,573 and Mumbai added 28,606 to the state's tally. Daily positivity rate was recorded as 7.84 per cent and the cumulative positivity rate stood at 16.51 per cent.

Among major cities, Mumbai (with 1,038 cases) reported the maximum new cases on the day followed by Pune with 589 cases and Nagpur with 243 new cases. Total positive cases detected so far reached 483,787 in Pune and 361,372 in Nagpur, the latest data showed. The Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) reported 195 new cases, Thane logged 137 new cases and Navi Mumbai 107 new cases in the day, data also showed.

According to the data from the Union ministry of health and family welfare, 21,913,849 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been delivered to the beneficiaries in the state. Of these, 17,426,603 first doses and 4,487,246 second doses have administered as of 8am on Saturday, the ministry's dashboard showed.

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