Mumbai: Maharashtra on Wednesday reported its worst Covid-19 death tally in a single day after it reported a record 568 virus-related fatalities in the last 24 hours. With this, the death toll in the state has reached 61,911. Along with that, the number of Covid-19 cases reported in the state increased to 67,468 in the last 24 hours to cross 40 lakh-mark and reach 40,27,827.
The positive rate stands at 16.36%. The state also witnessed 54,985 new recoveries, taking the total number of patients recovered from the disease to 32,68,449. Active cases stand at 6,95,747. Fatality rate is at 1.54%. Of these, the tally of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai crossed the six lakh-mark on Wednesday as it added 7,684 cases, said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
The city also recorded 62 deaths, highest in a day since July 21, 2020 when the same number of fatalities had been witnessed. Mumbai’s caseload rose to 6,01,590 and death toll increased to 12,501, the civic body said. As many as 47,270 tests were done on Wednesday, taking the number of samples tested for coronavirus to 50,75,152.