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State tally nears 4.80 lakh with record surge of 11,514 cases

Maharashtra reported 11,514 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, its highest single-day spike yet, taking its total case tally to 4,79,779. The State also recorded 316 more deaths, pushing its toll to 16,792.

This is the second time the State has recorded over 11,000 cases in a day. A spike of 11,147 cases was reported on July 30. The State also witnessed a surge in recoveries, with 10,854 patients being discharged on Thursday. The cumulative recoveries have now risen to 3,16,375, while the number of active cases stands at 1,46,305.

Mumbai reported just 910 new cases, taking its tally to 1,20,150, of which 20,546 are active cases. With 57 more deaths, the city’s toll has risen to 6,648. In the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Thane reported 38 deaths, pushing its total cases to 1,152. The district also recorded 475 new cases, taking its case load past 36,500.

State Surveillance Officer Dr. Pradeep Awate said the case fatality rate stands at 3.50%, while the recovery rate is 65.94%. A record 74,000 samples were tested in the past 24 hours.

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