Updated: May 18, 2021 10:02:25 pm
Maharashtra on Tuesday recorded 28,438 new Covid cases and 679 deaths in the last 24 hours. A total of 52,898 persons also recovered at the same time.
With this, the state has registered 54,33,506 cases and 83,777 deaths till date. It has 4,19,727 active cases.
Maharashtra reports 28,438 new #COVID19 cases, 52,898 discharges and 679 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Total cases 54,33,506
Total recoveries 49,27,480
Death toll 83,777
Active cases 4,19,727 pic.twitter.com/darIrnktbB
— ANI (@ANI) May 18, 2021
Out of the 28,438 cases, Mumbai reported less than 1000 cases in the span of 24 hours. The city reported 953 infections and 44 deaths.
— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) May 18, 2021
This is the first time since March 2 that the city reported less than 1,000 Covid cases, though the number of tests also dropped.
On March 2, the financial capital of the country had recorded 849 cases, after which daily infections surged to four digits.
However, there was also a considerable decrease in the number of Covid tests. The BMC’s data showed that 17,920 tests were conducted since Monday evening, taking the tally of tests to 59,34,165.
Till last week, more than 20,000 samples were being tested in the city daily.
Recoveries outnumbered the new infections on Tuesday, which reduced the number of active Covid cases to 32,925.
As many as 2,258 patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the number of recovered patients to 6,41,598. The city’s recovery rate is now 93 per cent.
The city had witnessed 11,163 new infections — its highest so far — on April 4, 2021. The highest 90 fatalities were reported on May 1, 2021.
On Monday, Maharashtra had reported 26,616 new Covid-19 cases, 48,211 recoveries, and 516 deaths. Mumbai had reported 1,240 cases, 2,587 recoveries, and 48 deaths.
(With inputs from PTI)
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