COVID-19: Maharashtra again reports over 6,000 cases; Centre asks five states to expedite vaccination

MUMBAI: Maharashtra reported 10,216new coronavirus cases on Friday, the highest number of single-day cases in nearly last five months, which took its overall tally to 21,98,399, a health department official said.

This is the first time since October 17, 2020, the single-day case count in the state has gone above the 10,000- mark.

On October 17, the state had reported 10,259 cases. On Wednesday (March 3), there were 9,855 new cases, while Thursday’s infection count was 8,998.

The state’s death toll rose to 52,393 with 53 fatalities reported on Friday, the official said.

As 6,467 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, the recovery count increased to 20,55,951.

Maharashtra’s COVID-19 recovery rate is 93.52 per cent, while the fatality rate is 2.38 per cent, the official said.

In Maharashtra, today 10,216 new Covid 19 positive cases, 53 deaths and 6,467 patients cured and discharge reported. @NewIndianXpress @Sunday_Standard
— Sudhir Suryawanshi (@ss_suryawanshi) March 5, 2021

With 90,550 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the total test count has risen to 1,66,86,880.

Currently, 4,10,411 people are in home quarantine and 4,203 people are in institutional quarantine across the state. There are 88,838 active cases of coronavirus.

Mumbai reported new 1,174 COVID-19 cases on Friday, which took its tally to 3,31,020, while the death toll went up to 11,495 with three fresh fatalities.

According to the official, 849 people tested positive in Pune city during the day, which took its tally to 2,13,038 and with four new deaths, the fatality count increased to up to 4,587.

According to the official,Nagpur, Pimpri Chinchwad, Nashik, Aurangabad and Amravati cities reported 1,225, 549, 352, 318 and 435 new cases respectively.

The coronavirus figures of Maharashtra are as follows:Total cases 21,98,399, new cases 10,216, death toll 52,393, recoveries 20,55,951, active cases 88,838, tests conducted so far 1,66,86,880.