Mumbai: In a grim milestone, Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 920 COVID deaths, the highest single-day fatality so far. This state logged 57,640 new Coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking the overall infection count to 48,80,542. The state reported 5,760 new cases and 30 more deaths as compared to Tuesday, when the daily infection count was 51,880 and fatalities were 891. Also Read - Coronavirus in India Highlights of May 5, 2021: Maharashtra Preparing for Third Coronavirus Wave, Says CM Uddhav Thackeray

A total of 57,006 patients were discharged from the hospitals in the last 24 hours, taking the number of recovered cases to 41,64,098. The state now has 6,41,569 active cases.

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  1. Maharashtra’s COVID-19 recovery rate currently stood at 85.32 per cent, while the fatality rate was 1.49 per cent. According to the official, out of 2,83,84,582 COVID-19 tests done so far, 48,80,542 samples have returned positive, reflecting a case positivity rate of 17.19 per cent.
  2. According to the official, Mumbai reported 3,882 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 6,65,057, while the toll increased to 13,511 with 77 fresh fatalities.
  3. The official said 3,390 people tested positive for coronavirus in Pune municipal limits, pushing the tally to 4,48,504, while 59 fresh deaths raised the toll to 5,754.
  4. Nagpur, Pimpari-Chinchwad, Nashik, Aurangabad and Amravati municipal corporation areas reported 2,663, 2,042, 2,010, 342 and 169 new COVID-19 cases, respectively.
  5. Currently, 38,52,501 people are in home quarantine and 32,174 in institutional quarantine across the state, the official said.
  6. Coronavirus figures for Maharashtra are as follows: Total cases 48,80,542; new cases 57,640; total deaths 72,662; recoveries 41,64,098; active cases 6,41,569; tests conducted so far 2,83,84,582.

(With PTI inputs)