In its lowest case surge in days, Maharashtra reported 11,921 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking its total case tally to 13,51,153 of whom 2,65,033 are active ones. Recoveries outweighed the spike with 19,932 patients being discharged to take the cumulative recoveries to 10,49,947.
As many as 180 more deaths took the State’s fatality toll to 35,751. However, the relatively low case surge has to be viewed in the context of a lower number of samples tested (57,000) in the last 24 hours as opposed to the daily average of over 85,000 samples.
At the same time, there has been a heartening trend of more recoveries than daily cases for the better part of the last seven days.
“Of a total 66,22,384 laboratory samples tested thus far, 13,51,153 (20.40%) have returned positive with around 57,000 samples across the State being tested in the last 24 hours. The State’s recovery rate has…