Maharashtra reports 15,077 new COVID-19 cases, lowest since March 11; death toll crosses 95,000-mark

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, May 31, 2021, 08:12 PM IST
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Mumbai: Workers pull a cart as they walk past a wall mural in Mumbai, Sunday, May 30, 2021. | (PTI Photo)

Maharashtra on Monday witnessed 15,077 new COVID-19 cases, which is the lowest single-day record since March 11. Besides, 184 COVID-19 deaths were reported in the day, taking the number of total fatalities to 95,344. Now, there are 2,53,367 active cases in the state.

33,000 patients were discharged in the day, taking the tally to 53,95,370. The recovery rate in the state rose to 93.88%. The case fatality rate in the state is 1.66%.

Currently, 18,70,304 people are in home quarantine and 10,743 people are in institutional quarantine.

The Mumbai circle--which consists of MCGM, Thane, TMC, Navi Mumbai, KDMC, Ulhasnagar MC, Bhivandi Nijampur MC, Mira Bhayandar MC, Palghar, Vasai Virar MC, Raigad, Panvel MC--recorded 1952 new cases.

The Nashik circle--which consists of Nashik, Nashik MC, Malegaon MC, Ahmednagar, Ahmednagar MC, Dhule, Dhule MC, Jalgaon, Jalgaon MC, Nandurbar--reported 3124 fresh COVID-19 cases.

The Pune circle--which includes Pune, PMC, PCMC, Solapur, Solapur MC, Satara--recorded 3222 new cases.

The Kolhapur circle reported 3829 new cases, Aurangabad circle 385, Latur circle 966, Akola circle 873, and Nagpur circle recorded 726 new COVID-19 cases.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday announced the extension of lockdown till June 15 while cautioning the people against the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic and urging them not to be complacent in adhering to the COVID 19 norms. In his address to the citizens, Thackeray urged the people to be extra cautious. “There is a difference between the COVID-19 virus variant between last time and this time. It is more virulent now, spreading fast and taking longer for the patient to recover," he noted.

"I don't know when and what date the third wave will come. So, we should not let our guard down," he said. "In the last three-four days, the numbers matched the peak of the last wave. But one good thing is the recovery rate which is now 92 per cent. Even the Case Fatality Rate has reduced," the Chief Minister said. “Even though patient numbers are dropping, we are still at the levels of last year’s peak," he said

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