In Maharashtra, the most severely affected by the Corona epidemic, the number of infected rose to over five lakhs on Saturday (8 August) night after 12,822 records of new cases were reported during the last 24 hours, but it is a relief that During this period, more than 3.38 lakh people have become free from infection due to the recovery of 11,081 patients.

According to official sources, 5,03,084 people have been affected in the state so far. During this period, the death toll has risen to 17,367 due to the death of 275 more people. The total number of healthy people in the state has increased to 3,38,262 during this period. The rate of recovery of patients in the state increased to a modest 67.26 percent on Saturday, while the death rate of patients also came down to 3.49 percent.

The total number of active cases in the state stood at 1,47,048 on Saturday as against 1,45,889 on Friday (7 August). All patients are being treated in various hospitals. Significantly, Maharashtra ranks first in the country in terms of corona infection and death.