Mumbai | Jagran News Desk: Maharashtra, during the last 24, recorded its lowest single-day spike of 2,535 fresh COVID-19 infections in more than five months taking the state's overall coronavirus tally to 17.49 lakh, while the death toll in the state climbed up to over 46,000, Maharashtra health department said.

As per the latest update, Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally rose to 17,49,777 after the latest spike while the death toll in the state crossed the 46,000-mark to reach 46,034 after an increase of 60 new fatalities during the last 24 hours.

The fresh tally of 2,535 cases was the lowest single-day spike since June first week, an official said. The department said of the 60 deaths, 27 were from the past 48 hours and while four occurred last week. The remaining 29 deaths were from the period before the last week, it said.

A total of 3,001 patients were discharged from hospitals, which took the number of recovered persons to 16,18,380, while there are 84,386 active cases in the state at present. The recovery rate in the state is 92.49 per cent, while the fatality rate is 2.63 per cent.

Out of the total 2,535 new cases, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), which consists of the metropolis and its satellite towns, accounted for 791. The MMR has till now reported 6,07,073 cases and 18,347 deaths. The country's financial capital alone has witnessed 2,70,119 cases and 10,585 deaths till now.

MUMBAI'S LOWEST SINGLE-DAY ADDITION

Mumbai on Monday reported 409 fresh COVID-19 cases, its lowest single-day addition since May, taking the tally to 2,70,113. With 12 patients succumbing to the viral infection during the day, also lowest since May, the overall toll went up to 10,582, as per the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

In other good news, the number of active cases fell below 10,000 to 9,807 during data reconciliation. With 529 people getting discharged in the day, the count of recoveries in the city rose to 2,45,774, which is about 91 per cent of the tally of the total COVID-19 cases.

The average doubling rate of COVID-19 cases in the city has jumped to 273 days, while the average growth rate stands at 0.25 per cent, the BMC said. A total of 16.89 lakh samples have been tested so far in Mumbai, it added.

Posted By: Talib Khan