Maharashtra's COVID-19 cases close to 7,000-mark

6,971 new OOVID-19 cases were found in Maharashtra taking the caseload up to 21,00,884 while 35 people have lost their lives.

Maharashtra's COVID-19 cases close to 7,000-mark

In the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in the state, on Sunday, February 21 Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray while addressing the state informed that the coming days will be crucial and if the number of cases continues to spike, the government will decide on imposing a lockdown in the state. He also announced a complete ban for a few days on all political, social and religious gatherings, processions, morchas and public protests as the state reported nearly 7,000 new COVID-19 cases, the biggest spike since December.

On Sunday, February 21, Maharashtra recorded 6,971 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus. This propelled the state's COVID-19 tally to 21,00,884. Currently, there are 52,956 active cases in the state. With 2,417 COVID-19 patients discharged in the day, the number of recovered soared to 19,94,947.

More than 35 people from the state have lost their lives to this disease in the last 24 hours while the total has now mounted to 51,788. While 2,45,563 persons are under home quarantine, 1,732 others have been admitted to institutional quarantine centres. The COVID-19 recovery rate and fatality rate in the state stand at 94.96 per cent, and 2.47 per cent respectively.

Mumbai reported 921 new COVID-19 cases, 540 recoveries and four deaths on Sunday, February 21, taking the total number of cases in the financial capital to 3,19,128. According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) data, there are 7,276 active cases and 2,99,546 patients have completely recovered so far. The death toll is at 11,442 in the city. The recovery rate stands at 94 per cent. At present 31,33,429 tests have been conducted by the BMC. There are 168 contaminated zones in slums and chawls while 1,017 buildings are sealed by the BMC.

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