Maharashtra’s COVID-19 total rises to 5.8 lakh; toll at 19,749

Maharashtra’s coronavirus case tally increased to 5,84,754 on Saturday with the addition of 12,614 new cases.

With 322 COVID-19 patients dying during the day, the death toll due to the pandemic rose to 19,749, the state health department said.

A total of 6,844 patients were discharged from hospitals on Saturday, taking the number of recovered persons to 4,08,286, it said in a statement. There are 1,56,409 active cases in the state at present.

Mumbai city reported the highest single-day cases in the state with a spike of 1,254 on Saturday, while Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) area saw a rise of 1,114 cases.

Maharashtra Cooperation Minister Balasaheb Patil has tested positive for coronavirus infection and is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Karad.

A spike of 65,002 cases took India’s COVID-19 tally past 25 lakh on Saturday, just a day after it crossed the 24 lakh mark, while the number of fatalities neared 50,000 with 996 deaths, according to the Union Health Ministry data.