Coronavirus LIVE Sunday, July 25: Maharashtra on Saturday reported 6,269 fresh coronavirus positive cases and 224 fatalities, taking the tally to 62,58,079 and the toll to 1,31,429, a health department official said.
A total of 7,332 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, pushing the number of recoveries in Maharashtra to 60,29,817, leaving the state with 93,479 active cases.
Maharashtra’s COVID-19 recovery rate now stands at 96.35 per cent whereas the fatality rate is 2.1 per cent, the official said.
Parbhani city in the Marathwada region did not record any new coronavirus infection for the third day in a row, he said.
Mumbai saw 410 new cases and 9 deaths due to COVID-19, taking the tally to 7,33,754 and the toll to 15,827, the official said.
On the other hand, no death due to COVID-19 was recorded in Delhi on Saturday, while 66 fresh cases were reported with a positivity rate of 0.09 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department.
This is the second time since the starting of the second wave of the pandemic in the national capital that zero fatality has been logged in a day. On July 18 too, no death was recorded, while 51 cases of COVID-19 were registered in the city.
Prior to that on March 2 this year, the national capital had reported zero death due to the virus. On that day, the number of single-day infections stood at 217 and the positivity rate was 0.33 per cent.
The second wave had swept the city during April-May period. The number of cumulative cases on Saturday stood at 14,35,844. Over 14.1 lakh patients have recovered from the virus.
The number of active cases increased to 587 on Saturday from 573 a day before, as per the bulletin. The number of people under home isolation decreased to 159 from 167 on Friday while the number of containment zones dropped to 317 from 322 a day before, the bulletin said.
Meanwhile, Kerala continued to lead the rest of the country in terms of daily COVID cases, as 18,531 people turned positive in the state after 1,55,568 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a statement here on Saturday.
A total of 98 persons lost their battle against COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, taking the state’s overall COVID death toll to 15,969.
In a glimmer of hope, the test positivity rate, which stood at 13 per cent on Friday, dropped to 11.91 per cent on Saturday.
According to the COVID data released on Friday, Kerala accounted for 45 per cent of the total cases in the country.
The number of active cases in the state stood at 1,38,124 on Saturday, which is higher when compared to the national figures.
The Chief Minister said that a total of 15,507 persons recovered from the disease on Saturday, taking the southern state’s total number of recoveries to 30,99,469.