With Over 4,000 Fresh Cases in 24 Hrs, COVID-19 Cases In Maharashtra Surge Again

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Maharashtra recorded 4,092 new coronavirus cases on Sunday. This surge in COVID cases reported after a span of 39 days, which took the state’s total tally to 20,64,278, while with 40 deaths, the toll climbed to 51,529, the health department said.

The state last recorded 4,000-plus cases (4,382) on January 6. Amid a new surge in the state, colleges in many districts of the state will reopen today. The state govt has given permission for reopening colleges with 50% capacity with Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures.

Moreover, 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.

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A total of 1,355 patients were discharged during the day. With this, the recovery count in the state grew to 19,75,603. There are 35,965 active cases in the state at present.

Maharashtra’s COVID-19 recovery rate is 95.7 per cent, while the fatality rate is 2.5 per cent. With 48,782 tests conducted on Sunday, the overall test count of the state went up to 1,53,21,608.

The Maharashtra government recently made RT-PCR test mandatory for travellers from Kerala, which has been reporting a high number of Covid-19 cases.

The test has to be done 72 hours before the commencement of travel, an official said. Similar tests have been already made mandatory for travellers from Delhi, Goa, Gujarat and Rajasthan since November last year.

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