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Maharashtra logs sharp rise in Covid deaths at 86; 33,914 cases recorded

Maharashtra on Tuesday recorded 33,914 new coronavirus cases, including 13 of the Omicron variant

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A health worker testing for Covid-19 collects the swab sample of a passenger at the Bandra Terminus railway station in Mumbai on December 16, 2021. (PTI Photo/Kunal Patil)

Press Trust of India Mumbai
Maharashtra on Tuesday recorded 33,914 new coronavirus cases, including 13 of the Omicron variant, and a sharp jump in deaths at 86, the state health department said.
The daily figure is a jump of 5,628 from 28,286 coronavirus cases registered a day ago. On Monday, the state had recorded 36 deaths linked to the infection. The department said 30,500 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours, taking their cumulative number to 71,20,436. The coronavirus recovery rate in the state is 94.07 per cent. Currently, 16,20,371 people are in home quarantine and another 3,358 in institutional quarantine, it said in a bulletin. "Today, 13 patients with the Omicron infection have been reported in the state. All these cases have been reported by B J Medical College (where swab samples were sent for genome sequencing)," it said. Of these 13 Omicron cases, 12 were reported from from Pune city and one from its adjoining industrial township of Pimpri-Chinchwad.

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First Published: Jan 25 2022 | 10:10 PM IST

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