Maharashtra's COVID-19 cases tally crosses 20-lakh mark

2,886 fresh COVID-19 cases were found in Maharashtra taking the caseload up to 20,00,878 while 52 people have lost their lives.

Maharashtra's COVID-19 cases tally crosses 20-lakh mark

On Thursday, January 21, Maharashtra recorded 2,886 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus. This propelled the state's COVID-19 tally to 20,00,878. Currently, there are 45,622 active cases in the state. With 3,980 COVID-19 patients discharged in the day, the number of recovered soared to 19,03,408.

More than 52 people from the state have lost their lives to this disease in the last 24 hours while the total has now mounted to 50,634. While 2,12,023 persons are under home quarantine, 1,936 others have been admitted to institutional quarantine centres. The COVID-19 recovery rate and fatality rate in the state stand at 95.13 per cent, and 2.53 per cent respectively.

Mumbai reported 527 new COVID-19 cases, 503 recoveries and 10 deaths on Thursday, January 21, taking the total number of cases in the financial capital to 3,04,649. According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) data, there are 6,667 active cases and 2,85,810 patients have completely recovered so far. The death toll is at 11,276 in the city. The recovery rate stands at 94 per cent. At present 26,57,668 tests have been conducted by the BMC. There are 150 contaminated zones in slums and chawls while 2,254 buildings are sealed by the BMC.

Meanwhile, India reported 14,545 new cases, 18,002 recoveries and 163 deaths taking the tally up to 1,06,25,428 on Thursday, January 21. According to the data by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in total 1,02,83,708 have completely recovered. The death toll is at 1,53,032 in the country. At present, there are 1,88,688 active cases. According to the ICMR, 19,01,48,024 samples have been tested up to January 19. So far, 10,43,534 healthcare workers have been vaccinated in the country.

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