Maharashtra records 13,659 new COVID-19 cases; highest daily spike this year

13,659 new COVID-19 cases were found in Maharashtra taking the caseload up to 22,52,057 while 54 people have lost their lives.

Maharashtra records 13,659 new COVID-19 cases; highest daily spike this year

On Wednesday, March 10, Maharashtra recorded 13,659 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus. This propelled the state's COVID-19 tally to 22,52,057. Currently, there are 99,008 active cases in the state. With 9,913 COVID-19 patients discharged in the day, the number of recovered soared to 20,99,207.

More than 54 people from the state have lost their lives to this disease in the last 24 hours while the total has now mounted to 52,610. While 4,71,187 persons are under home quarantine, 4,244 others have been admitted to institutional quarantine centres. The COVID-19 recovery rate and fatality rate in the state stand at 93.21 per cent, and 2.34 per cent respectively.

Mumbai reported 1,539 new COVID-19 cases, 888 recoveries and five deaths on Wednesday, March 10, taking the total number of cases in the financial capital to 3,37,123. According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) data, there are 11,379 active cases and 3,13,346 patients have completely recovered so far. The death toll is at 11,511 in the city. The recovery rate stands at 93 per cent. At present 34,75,744 tests have been conducted by the BMC. There are 25 contaminated zones in slums and chawls while 229 buildings are sealed by the BMC.

Meanwhile, India reported 22,854 new cases, 18,100 recoveries and 126 deaths taking the tally up to 1,12,85,561 on Wednesday, March 10. According to the data by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in total 1,09,38,146 have completely recovered. The death toll is at 1,58,189 in the country. At present, there are 1,89,226 active cases. So far, 2,56,85,011 healthcare and frontline workers have been vaccinated in the country.

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