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Maharashtra adds over a lakh new Covid cases in 72 hours

The number of people in home isolation in Maharashtra stood at 17,29,816

Wednesday March 31, 2021 9:56 PM, IANS

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Mumbai: The Covid-19 virus tightened its grip in Maharashtra with a staggering 227 new deaths on Wednesday and the case tally crossing the 28 lakh mark, with over 100,000 patients added in just 72 hours, health officials said on Wednesday.

Recording 39,544 new cases, down from the highest 41,404 on March 28, the state tally crossed 28 lakh to reach 28,12,980, the highest in India.

Three days after the death toll cross the 54,000 mark, the state saw 227 more fatalities, taking the toll till date to 54,649, again the worst in the country, amid looming fears of a Lockdown 2.0.

Maharashtra Corona Recovery Rate dropped

The state recovery rate also dropped from 85.71 per cent on Tuesday to 85.34 per cent, while the death rate worsened from 1.96 per cent a day earlier to 1.94 per cent, and the number of active cases jumped up from 340,542 to 356,243 now.

Mumbai, Pune, Nashik and Nagpur circles remained a cause for huge concern as deaths and cases continue to gallop, followed by the Akola, Aurangabad, Kolhapur and Latur circles.

Districtwise Covid-19 deaths Maharashtra

Of the 227 fatalities, Nagpur led the state with 49 deaths, while 31 died in Pune, 22 in Nanded, 15 in Mumbai, 10 in Ahmednagar, 09 each in Nashik and Jalgaon, 08 in Jalna, 07 in Nandurbar, 06 each in Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Solapur, Parbhani, and Amravati.

A total of 04 each Covid related deaths are reported from Latur, Yavatmal, and Buldhana, 03 each in Sangli, Beed, and Gondia, 02 each in Kolhapur, Akola, and Chandrapur, and 01 each in Aurangabad and Washim, besides 02 from outside.

Meanwhile, the number of people in home isolation stood at 17,29,816, while those shunted to institutional quarantine reached 17,863 on Wednesday.


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