Maharashtra recorded 4,092 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, which took the state’s infection tally to 20,64,278, while 40 deaths pushed the count to 51,529, the health department said.
A total of 1,355 patients were discharged during the day. With this, the recovery count in the state grew to 19,75,603, it said.
There are 35,965 active cases in the state at present. Currently, 1,74,243 patients are in-home quarantine and 1,747 others in institutional quarantine, the department said in a statement.
Maharashtra’s COVID-19 recovery rate is 95.7 per cent, while the fatality rate is 2.5 per cent, it added. With 48,782 tests conducted on Sunday, the overall test count of the state went up to 1,53,21,608.
Health experts have sounded an alarm with the number of cases showing an upward trend over the last four or five days, claiming that administration will have to increase tracing and monitoring, while individuals will have to stick strictly to the required conduct of Covid. They also indicated that places should be placed on “red alert” where cases have seen an increase.
The rise in cases has been attributed to the increased movement of people after the resumption of activities and the operation of trains in Mumbai and Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), and to Covid’s exhaustion in wearing masks and sanitation by health experts, who are also on state government committees and task forces.
Mumbai reported over 600 cases after 31 days with 645 fresh infections
Mumbai city reported 645 cases on Sunday and four deaths. With this, the case count in the country’s financial capital mounted to 3,14,076, including 11,419 deaths.
In the Mumbai division, which comprises Mumbai city and its satellite towns, the number of positive cases rose by 1,141 to 7,04,561, while 13 deaths took the fatality count to 19,685.
Nashik city reported 122 new cases, Pune city 353, Pimpri Chinchwad 138.
Aurangabad city and Hingoli did not report any new cases. Aurangabad division did not report any death due to the infection.
In the Kolhapur division, only one death was reported in Ratnagiri.
Except for four deaths in Beed, no fatality was reported anywhere else in Latur division.
Amravati city registered 430 new cases, Yavatmal 105, Nagpur city 437.
The coronavirus figures in Maharashtra are as follows: Total case count 20,64,278, death count 51,529, recoveries 19,75,603, active cases 35,965, tests conducted on Sunday 48,782, total test count 1,53,21,608.