According to state government's health bulletin, 2,47,466 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. (Photo by VijayShankar B / HT Photo)
According to state government's health bulletin, 2,47,466 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. (Photo by VijayShankar B / HT Photo)

Maharashtra records 48,401 new Covid-19 cases, 572 deaths in the last 24 hours; Mumbai cases dip further to 2,395

  • Financial hub Mumbai recorded 2,395 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, witnessing a decline from the 2,664 cases the city had recorded a day before.
By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2021 08:46 PM IST

Maharashtra recorded 48,401 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, taking the state-wide total tally to 51,01,737, the state government's health bulletin said on Sunday. The death toll in the last 24 hours increased by 572; the overall toll now stands at 75,849. This marks a decline from the 53,605 Covid cases and 864 deaths recorded on Saturday and is due to the lesser number of samples tested.

According to state government's health bulletin, 2,47,466 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, as against 2,60,751 samples on Saturday and 2,68,912 on Friday. A total of 2,94,38,797 samples have been tested for Covid-19 till date, the health bulletin showed.

Financial hub Mumbai recorded 2,395 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, witnessing a decline from the 2,664 cases the city had recorded a day before. The capital city did, however, record a slightly higher death toll on Sunday, after 68 people succumbed to the virus as compared to 62 deaths recorded on Saturday. The death toll in Mumbai now stands at 13,781. As per the city's health bulletin 47,416 number of cases are currently active in Mumbai. 3,375 patients have also recovered in the last 24 hours, bringing the city's recovery rate to 91%.

60,226 individuals were also discharged after being cured across the state. A total of 4,407,818 individuals have been cured in the state till date.

Nagpur, which is the second worst hit district in the state reported 3,104 new cases and 73 deaths. A total of 17,835 samples were tested in Nagpur alone.

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray participated in a virtual conference with 700 private doctors from all over the state, urging them to play an active role in the state's fight against Covid-19. Thackeray also said that experts have opined a third wave of Covid-19 has the potential to affect children and keeping this mind the government has started to set up a paediatric task force.



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