Mumbai's daily COVID-19 tally inching towards 1,000-mark

921 new COVID-19 cases were found in Mumbai taking the caseload up to 3,19,128 while four people have lost their lives.

Mumbai's daily COVID-19 tally inching towards 1,000-mark

Mumbai has been reporting a spike in COVID-19 cases in the last 15 days. On February 1 only 328 cases were found in Mumbai which has now tripled. The spike has gained momentum in the last week. On February 14, the daily COVID-19 cases in Mumbai were 645, the same on February 17 increased to 721. While on February 18 the number further rose to 736. 823 cases were reported on February 19 and 897 on February 20. 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. 

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.

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.

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