Maharashtra’s Covid-19 cases highest so far in 2021
The number of daily Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra increased further on Thursday with the state crossing the 25,000-mark in daily cases, which is the highest single-day infection count so far this year.
Maharashtra reported 25,833 cases and 58 deaths in the last 24 hours, with Nagpur district alone reporting 3,796 new cases of the novel coronavirus. On Wednesday, Maharashtra had reported 23,179 new cases of coronavirus. Another 12,764 patients were discharged across the state after recovering from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. This brings Maharashtra’s tally of recovered patients to 21,75,565. The state’s recovery rate now stands at 90.79 per cent.
Nagpur also reported 1,277 Covid-19 recoveries and 23 deaths in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, the state capital Mumbai reported 2,877 new cases and eight deaths. A day earlier, the city had recorded 2,377 cases and eight deaths.
At present, Maharashtra has a case fatality rate (percentage of cases where death occurs) of 2.22 per cent. Currently, 8,13,211 people are in home quarantine and 7,079 people are in institutional quarantine across the state.
The number of active cases stands at 1,66,353 as of today. Pune accounts for the most number of active coronavirus cases followed by Nagpur and Mumbai.
Cases reported in major cities today:
Nagpur: 2,926 Mumbai: 2,877 Pune: 2,791 Nasik: 1,675 Aurangabad: 1,274
Maharashtra districts with highest active cases (as on March 18):
Pune: 35,539 Nagpur: 24,209 Mumbai: 17,153 Thane: 15,548 Nasik: 11,037 Aurangabad: 10,340
A total of 1,79,56,830 laboratory samples have been tested for Covid-19 to date. Out of these, 23,96,340 (13.35 per cent) have tested positive.
Earlier this week, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said the state is working to bend the curve of new Covid-19 infections. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had also appealed to the people to wear face masks. The Maharashtra government also prohibited all social, cultural, political and religious gatherings in the state to curb further spread of Covid-19.