Maharashtra recorded 8,085 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, taking the statewide tally to 6051,633. The death toll reached 121,804 after 231 others died of infection. As many as 8,623 people have fully recovered in the past 24 hours, bringing the state’s total recoveries to 5,809,548, according to the state health bulletin.
Mumbai, the capital city, recorded 556 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, and the city recorded 721,516 cases since the pandemic began. By adding 12 deaths, the death toll rose to 15,426. Going against the trend of Maharashtra, Mumbai has recorded a decline in its daily toll. The city reported 611 cases on Monday.
Tuesday’s daily rise represents an increase from the 6,727 positive cases the state recorded on Monday. The state also witnessed a decrease in the number of daily recoveries, after 8,623 recoveries were recorded on Tuesday, compared to 10,812 cases recorded the previous day.
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The country has tested 190,140 samples for the coronavirus, which is an increase from 166,163 samples tested the day before. Tuesday marks the sixth consecutive day for the state, which was once reeling under a vicious second wave, recording fewer than 10,000 cases a day.
The country was trying to ramp up the vaccination campaign before a possible third wave hit. Minority Affairs Minister Nawab Malik said that “if Maharashtra gets enough stock of vaccine doses, the state can vaccinate its entire population within two months”. He also told reporters that of the 21 people with the Delta plus variant, only one injection of the Covid-19 vaccine was given.