Maharashtra Covid-19 count crosses 20000-mark as 1165 new cases founded

Maharashtra's coronavirus case count on Saturday crossed 20,000-mark as 1,165 fresh cases got reported in the last 24 hours. The state reported 48 more deaths, taking its total death toll to 779 while its number of cases stand at 20,228. 27 of these deaths were recorded in Mumbai, nine in Pune, eight in Malegaon, one in Pune district, one in Nanded and one in Amaravati.

330 patients got discharged on Saturday, taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 3,800. Maharashtra is the most-affected Indian state by Covid-19.

Mumbai, the state capital, alone has 12,864 cases and 489 fatalities so far.


So far, 2,27,804 people have been tested. While 2,41,290 people are placed under home quarantine, 13,976 are under institutional quarantine, it said.

Pune, another coronavirus hotspot, has so far reported 1,975 cases and 141 deaths, it said.

The case count in Thane stands at 800 and Navi Mumbai 789. Another hotspot Malegaon reported 472 cases and 20 deaths so far, the Health department said.



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