Maharashtra reports 13,659 new cases, lowest since March 10; Mumbai’s daily count at 866

The case fatality rate has now reached 1.71% and the recovery rate is at 95.01%.

Maharashtra on Saturday reported 13,659 new Covid cases, the lowest since March 10. It also recorded 300 deaths and 21,776 discharges. The state now has a positivity rate of 16.04 per cent.

On March 10, the state had reported exactly the same number of daily cases (13,659), after which there was a spike in number of infections.

The state reported less than 20,000 cases on the consecutive sixth day on Saturday.

The state has recorded 58,19,224 Covid cases till date, out of which 1,88,027 are still active now.

The case fatality rate has now reached 1.71 per cent and the recovery rate is at 95.01 per cent.

As many as 2,40,088 people were tested for coronavirus in Maharashtra on Saturday, taking the number of samples examined so far to 3,62,71,483. At present, 14,00,052 people are in home quarantine while 7,093 are in institutional quarantine.

Out of the over 13,000 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours, 866 fresh infections were reported from Mumbai. The city now has 16,133 active cases. Mumbai also recorded 29 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Mumbai also recorded 1,045 patient discharges in the last 24 hours, with which the total number of recoveries in the city has now gone up to 6,77,445. The recovery rate is at 95 per cent.

Meanwhile, with the number of daily cases going down, the state has come up with a five-level unlock plan based on the positivity rate and occupancy of oxygenated beds in each district.

Under the plan, districts falling in the ‘Level 1’ category will have the least restrictions, while those in ‘Level 5’ will have near lockdown-like curbs.

The plan will come into effect as soon as district and civic authorities issue orders in their respective areas.

(With inputs from PTI)

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