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Maharashtra records less than 100 Covid cases first time since April 2020

The state recorded 97 new cases and one death, taking the case tally to 78,72,300 and death toll to 1,43,766, a health department official said

Maharashtra | Coronavirus | Omicron

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Maharashtra, Mumbai
A healthcare worker collects a swab sample of a passenger for Covid-19 test, at Bandra Terminal, in Mumbai (Photo: PTI)

on Saturday reported less than 100 new infections for the first time since April 2020, the beginning of the pandemic.

The state recorded 97 new cases and one death, taking the case tally to 78,72,300 and death toll to 1,43,766, a health department official said.

On April 3, 2020, the state had reported 67 new infections. The new daily cases then climbed into three digits and more.

So far, 77,23,005 people have recovered from the infection in Maharashtra, including 251 during the day, leaving the state with an active caseload of 1,525.

The state's recovery rate is 98.10 per cent and fatality rate is 1.82 per cent.

With 23,710 samples being examined since previous evening, the number of tests carried out in so far went up to 7,89,09,115.

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region (comprising Mumbai and satellite towns) reported 37 new cases during the day, while the Pune circle, which covers Pune, Satara and Solapur districts, saw 33 new cases. The lone death took place in Satara district.

figures of are as follows: Total cases 78,72,300; fresh cases 97; death toll 1,43,766; total recoveries 77,23,005; active cases 1,525; total tests 7,89,09,115.

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First Published: Sat, March 19 2022. 20:59 IST