Maharashtra reports 2,186 new covid cases today, 549 in Mumbai

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Image Source: PTI A health worker takes swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test amid rise in coronavirus cases

According to the data released by the state health department, Maharashtra reported 2,186 new cases of Kovid-19 and three deaths. Of the three deaths, two were reported from Mumbai city and one from Chandrapur district. With this, the caseload in the state rose to 80,19,391 and the death toll rose to 1,48,026.

On Saturday, there were 2,382 cases and eight deaths in the state. The state now has 15,525 active cases of infection. Maharashtra has a recovery rate of 97.96 percent and a mortality rate of 1.84 percent.

Pune has the highest number of 5,545 cases out of the total 15,525 active cases in the state, followed by Mumbai and Thane districts with 2,300 and 1,270 cases respectively.

The department said that a total of 78,55,840 patients have so far recovered from the infection, of which 2,179 have been cured in the last 24 hours.

According to the report, out of 2,186 new COVID-19 cases, maximum 777 are from Pune circle, followed by Mumbai (549), Nagpur (358), Nashik (180), Aurangabad (96), Akola (80). ), Kolhapur. (75), and Latur circle (71), the department said.

Of the three deaths in Maharashtra, two were from Mumbai city and one from Chandrapur district. 37,268 coronavirus tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of tests in Maharashtra to 8,26,36,788. Its positivity rate is 5.86 percent.

BA variant cases found

According to the latest report from BJ Medical College in Pune, eighteen patients were found to be infected with the BA.5 sub-version of Omicron, 17 others with the BA.2.75 variant and one with the BA.4 variant.

All these patients are from Pune and the samples of these patients were taken between June 25 and July 4. These samples were tested at the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) laboratories in Pune and Mumbai.

With this, the number of BA.4 and BA.5 patients increased to 132 and BA.2.75 patients to 57. This increased the number of BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variant cases from Pune to 84 from Mumbai. 32 and four each from Nagpur, Palghar and Thane and three from Raigad district, it said.

Of the total cases of BA.2.75 sub-variant, 37 were found in Pune district, 14 in Nagpur, four in Akola and 1 each in Thane and Yavatmal districts.

The figures for coronavirus in Maharashtra are as follows: positive cases 80,19,391, new cases 2,186; Death toll 1,48,026, recoveries 78,55,840, active cases 15,525, total tests 8,26,36,788.

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