COVID-19 cases are dropping in Maharashtra

Mumbai : The state again witnessed a drop in coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours with 7,717 new cases. Now the tally is inching towards recording 4-lakh marks as it reached to 3, 91,440 with the fresh cases on Wednesday.

It’s a sigh of relief for the administration that this is the second consecutive day where Maharashtra has dipped below the 9,000 mark. The state Medical Education and Drugs Department informed that the state also recorded 282 deaths in last 24 hours. With a mortality rate of 3.62 per cent, the death toll now stands at 14,165 in the state.

The state capital, Mumbai also reported the lowest number of fresh cases in the past three months. The city registered only 700 fresh cases in the past 24 hours. With this, Mumbai now hosts 19,990 active cases. The city recorded 55 deaths due to Covid-19 in last 24 hours, taking its toll to 6,187. The total number of cases climbed to 1.10-lakh in the city so far.

In Pune city and the rest of Pune district reported 1,182 and 340 new cases respectively. The state currently has 1, 44,694 active cases. The state makes up nearly a fourth of the number of cases across India.

Meanwhile, a sero-survey conducted in Mumbai showed that more than half the people, or 57 per cent, tested in slums had been exposed to and developed antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 virus as compared to only 16 per cent of those tested in residential societies.

On the other hand, India’s coronavirus cases crossed the 15 lakh-mark to reach 1,531,669 on Wednesday. The total number of the death toll in the country reached 34,193. As many as 48,512 cases and 768 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.