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Maharashtra reports 15,817 new coronovirus cases today, the highest this year

Maharashtra: 11,344 patients discharged today (File)

Mumbai:

Maharashtra, which is suffering from a large coronovirus growth, has recorded 15,817 cases a day. It is the highest single day of the state this year. The state government said in a statement, 56 people died of the disease in the last 24 hours.

Last month, 6,000 daily coronavirus cases were reported in the most affected state in the country after a gap of three months. Within days, the daily Kovid level is set to breach the 16,000 mark.

The most active cases in the country are in Maharashtra. As of Friday, active cases stood at 1,10,485 – an increase of over 4,000 compared to yesterday.

11,344 patients were discharged today, taking the total recoveries to 21,17,744, which is 92.79 percent of the total cases.

Currently 5,42,693 people are in domestic quarantine and 4,884 people are in institutional quarantine.

On Thursday, there were 14,317 coronavirus cases and 57 deaths in the state.

Meanwhile, there were 1,646 coronavirus cases and 4 deaths in Mumbai today.

Maharashtra is one of the six states reporting over 85 percent of the country’s total cases. The other five states are – Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.

The Center said on Thursday that it is “very concerned” about the coronovirus situation in Maharashtra.

Yesterday, the Maharashtra government announced a week-long lockdown in Nagpur, one of the most hit districts. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray later indicated that other districts may face lockout as well.

The state’s health department came up with a seven-point action plan on Wednesday, which includes close contact testing, rapid contact-tracing, large-scale testing in hot-spots and audit of deaths.

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