Maharashtra records 8,293 new COVID-19 cases; 62 deaths on February 28

8,293 new COVID-19 cases were found in Maharashtra taking the caseload up to 21,55,070 while 62 people have lost their lives.

Maharashtra records 8,293 new COVID-19 cases; 62 deaths on February 28

On Sunday, February 28, Maharashtra recorded 8,293 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus. This propelled the state's COVID-19 tally to 21,55,070. Currently, there are 77,008 active cases in the state. With 3,753 COVID-19 patients discharged in the day, the number of recovered soared to 20,24,704.

More than 62 people from the state have lost their lives to this disease in the last 24 hours while the total has now mounted to 52,154. While 3,35,492 persons are under home quarantine, 3,332 others have been admitted to institutional quarantine centres. The COVID-19 recovery rate and fatality rate in the state stand at 93.95 per cent, and 2.42 per cent respectively.

Mumbai reported 1,051 new COVID-19 cases, 827 recoveries and five deaths on Sunday, February 28, taking the total number of cases in the financial capital to 3,25,915. According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) data, there are 9,715 active cases and 3,03,860 patients have completely recovered so far. The death toll is at 11,470 in the city. The recovery rate stands at 93 per cent. At present 32,75,270 tests have been conducted by the BMC. There are 12 contaminated zones in slums and chawls while 133 buildings are sealed by the BMC.

Meanwhile, India reported 15,510 new cases, 11,288 recoveries and 106 deaths taking the tally up to 1,10,96,731 on Sunday, February 28. According to the data by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in total 1,07,86,457 have completely recovered. The death toll is at 1,57,157 in the country. At present, there are 1,68,627 active cases. So far, 1,43,01,266 healthcare and frontline workers have been vaccinated in the country.

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