Thane reported 2,869 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the number of infections in Maharashtra district to 4.70,050, an official said on Sunday.

In addition to these new cases recorded on Saturday, the virus has also claimed the lives of 53 more people, bringing the death toll in the district to 7,643, he said.

The death rate from COVID-19 in Thane was 1.62%, he added.

The district administration did not provide details of recovered patients and active cases.

In neighboring Palghar district, the number of COVID-19 cases rose to 87,132, while the death toll reached 1,578, another official said.

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