The Health Department said that after slipping below 5,000 for a day, new COVID-19 cases have crossed the 6,000 mark again in Maharashtra today, while 51 patients have died. .
The state reported 6,218 new COVID-19 cases, which rose from 5,210 to 21,12,312 on Monday.
The state – which has seen a fluctuation in COVID-19 cases since 10 February – reported 6,112 infections on 19 February, 6,281 on 20 February and 6,971 on 21 February.
A health department official said that on Tuesday, Maharashtra recently reported the highest number of deaths in one of 51 cases, with a death toll of 51,857. Of these 51 deaths, 32 occurred in the last 48 hours and 12 in the last week. He said there were seven deaths in the previous week period.
The Akola division in Vidarbha reported the highest number of cases in the state, overtaking the Mumbai division at 1,392, which usually leads to a daily transition at 1,250. The Akola division, which includes Amravati, Yavatmal, Buldhana, Washim and Akola districts, has emerged as the new COVID-19 epicenter in Maharashtra.
The city of Mumbai registered 643 new cases, taking the cumulative COVID-19 tally to 3,20,532. The official said eight more deaths brought the city’s count to 11,454. With 1,250 new cases, the number of Mumbai divisions rose to 7,16,299, while the number of 11 fresh deaths increased to 19,768.
The Pune division also reported a higher number of cases than the Mumbai division. With 1,288 cases, the Pune division tally reached 5,17,760, while the fatal count was 11,716.
“The city of Pune alone recorded 679 cases, the highest by a municipal corporation in the state. The cumulative COVID-19 figure of the city reached 2,05,437, while the death toll was 4,566,” the official said.
Within the Akola division, 515 cases were reported in areas falling under the Amravati Municipal Corporation and 271 in other parts of the district. Akola city (121), Yavatmal (165) and Buldhana (161) were the other major contributors, the official said.
The COVID-19 rally in the Akola division rose to 88,761, while eight more deaths brought the count to 1,710, he said. In addition, 5,869 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, taking the state’s recovery to 20,05,851.
There are now 53,409 active cases in Maharashtra, he said. Currently, there are 2,79,288 in domestic quarantine and 2,484 in institutional quarantine. With 67,488 more statewide coronavirus tests, the number of samples tested so far has risen to 1,58,60,912.