Maharashtra records 1,134 COVID-19 cases, three deaths; active cases cross 5,000

Mumbai, June 3 (PTI) Maharashtra on Friday recorded 1,134 new coronavirus infections, the highest daily rise in cases since February 24, and three deaths, the state health department said. The tally of active cases rose 12 per cent and crossed the 5,000 mark, it added.

The caseload in the state rose to 78,90,346, and death toll reached 1,47,864.

The daily rise was the highest after 1,182 cases recorded on February 24, and was a sizable jump from the 1,045 cases (besides one death) recorded on Thursday, an official said.

Mumbai led with 763 new cases, while deaths were reported from Beed, Solapur and Pune districts.

The recovery count increased by 563 and reached 77,37,355.

There are now 5,127 active cases, up from 4,559 on Thursday, a rise of over 12 per cent.

Dhule, Jalna, Latur, Parbhani, Buldhana and Gondia districts have no active cases at the moment.

The recovery rate in the state is 98.06 per cent, fatality rate 1.87 per cent.

As many as 26,285 samples were tested since previous evening, taking the total of tests conducted so far to 8,09,77,908.

Coronavirus figures for Maharashtra: Total cases: 78,90,346, Death toll: 1,47,864; Active cases: 5,127; Tests: 8,09,77,908.


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Source: PTI