Maharashtra's daily COVID-19 cases below 30,000 for first time since end of March

Mumbai: The number of daily COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra dropped below the 30,000-mark on Monday with the state reporting 26,616 new infections, taking the overall count to 54,05,068, the health department said.

This was the lowest single-day tally since 30 March when the state had reported 27,918 infections.

According to a health department statement, 516 COVID-19 deaths were also reported, which took the number of fatalities due to the respiratory disease to 82,486.

Of the total deaths, 289 occurred over the past 48 hours, while 227 fatalities took place last week, but were added to the toll on Monday, it said.

The statement said 48,211 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, pushing the number of recovered cases to 48,74,582.

The state is now left with 4,45,495 active cases.

Mumbai city reported 1,232 new cases, taking its tally to 6,89,062, while 48 new deaths pushed the toll to 14,272, it said.

The COVID-19 recovery rate of the state stood at 90.19 percent, while the death rate was 1.53 percent, the statement said.

Maharashtra's COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases - 54,05,068; new cases - 26,616; deaths - 82,486; discharged - 48,74,582; active cases - 4,45,495; people tested so far - 3,13,38,407.