Maharashtra added 25,425 new COVID-19 cases during the last 24 hours, said the state health department on Thursday. In the same time, the state also reported 42 deaths, taking the overall death toll to 1,42,358, the health department added.
Of the total cases, 72 cases were of Omicron variant of COVID-1 in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of patients infected with this variant to 2,930. With this, the total case count of the disease in the state has gone up to 76,30,606.
During the last 24 hours, 36,708 patients recovered from the infection, taking the total recoveries in the state to 71,97,001. There are currently 2,87,397 active COVID-19 cases in the state.
Meanwhile, India logged 2,86,384 new COVID-19 cases and 573 deaths in the last 24 hours, stated the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday. With this, the country’s active caseload mounted to 22,02,472, which is 5.46 per cent of the total COVID-19 cases reported so far. As per the health bulletin, the daily positivity rate is 19.59 per cent while the weekly positivity rate is 17.75 per cent.