Mumbai records 721 new COVID-19 cases, highest single-day spike in 42 days

721 new COVID-19 cases were found in Mumbai taking the caseload up to 3,15,751 while three people have lost their lives.

Mumbai records 721 new COVID-19 cases, highest single-day spike in 42 days

Mumbai reported 721 new COVID-19 cases, 421 recoveries and three deaths on Wednesday, February 17, taking the total number of cases in the financial capital to 3,15,751. According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) data, there are 5,943 active cases and 2,97,522 patients have completely recovered so far. The death toll is at 11,426 in the city. The recovery rate stands at 94 per cent. At present 30,58,146 tests have been conducted by the BMC. There are 61 contaminated zones in slums and chawls while 545 buildings are sealed by the BMC.

On Wednesday, February 17, Maharashtra recorded 4,878 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus. This propelled the state's COVID-19 tally to 20,52,905. Currently, there are 38,013 active cases in the state. With 3,853 COVID-19 patients discharged in the day, the number of recovered soared to 19,85,261.

More than 40 people from the state have lost their lives to this disease in the last 24 hours while the total has now mounted to 51,631. The COVID-19 recovery rate and fatality rate in the state stand at 95.62 per cent, and 2.49 per cent respectively.

Meanwhile, India reported 12,881 new cases, 11,987 recoveries and 101 deaths taking the tally up to 1,09,50,201 on Wednesday, February 17. According to the data by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in total 1,06,56,845 have completely recovered. The death toll is at 1,56,014 in the country. At present, there are 1,37,342 active cases. According to the ICMR, 20,97,03,791 samples have been tested up to February 17. So far, 94,22,228 healthcare workers have been vaccinated in the country.

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