Mumbai: Maharashtra’s Pune city is the new ‘corona capital’ in the country as it has surpassed Delhi in terms of COVID positive cases.
Pune district’s COVID cases reached 175,105, whereas Delhi’s tally stands at 1,74,748.
In another blow, Pune has over 52,000 patients, while Mumbai has around 20,000 and Delhi’s tally of active cases stands at 14,626.
Mumbai, which has seen a high number of coronavirus cases, currently has 1,45,805 cases and 7,658 patients have died so far. The Pune district on Monday recorded 73 COVID-related deaths, a fatal number of 4,134.
Meanwhile, 11,852 more people tested positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra on 31 August, taking the COVID-19 tally to 7,92,541. 184 more patients died due to infection, bringing the death rate to 24,583 in the states.
Notably, Maharashtra has the highest number of cases of coronavirus in the country as far as stats are concerned.
According to the state health department, Maharashtra’s recovery rate is 72.37 percent, while the death rate is 3.1 percent. Currently, there are 13,55,330 in domestic quarantine and 35,722 in institutional quarantine. There are 1,94,056 active cases in the state.