People are seen near a giant effigy resembling the Covid-19 coronavirus to be burned as a part of Holika Dahan, or burning of Indian mythical demon Holika usually performed on the eve of Holi celebrations which is a popular Hindu spring festival of colours in Mumbai on March 28, 2021.
People are seen near a giant effigy resembling the Covid-19 coronavirus to be burned as a part of Holika Dahan, or burning of Indian mythical demon Holika usually performed on the eve of Holi celebrations which is a popular Hindu spring festival of colours in Mumbai on March 28, 2021.
(Photo by AFP)

In a massive spike in COVID-19 cases, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) reported 4,426 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, taking its caseload to 2,59,112.

According to an update by PMC Mayor Murlidhar Mohol, the death toll climbed to 5,219 with 28 new fatalities.

A total of 2,107 patients were discharged during the day, taking the total number of discharged/ recovered patients to 2,20,770.

As of now, there are 33,123 active COVID-19 cases.

In the neighbouring twin-city of Pimpri Chinchwad, 2275 COVID-19 cases were reported on Sunday, taking the COVID-19 cases tally to 1,34,541. With 13 new fatalities, the death toll in the twin-city rose to 2,083.

According to an update by Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) former Deputy Mayor Tushar Hinge, 1286 patients were discharged during the day, taking the tally to 1,16,177.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra on Sunday recorded 40,414 new COVID-19 cases. This is the highest single-day surge in the state since the pandemic outbreak last year. The previous highest single-day surge was 36,902 cases, which was recorded on Friday, March 26.

Besides, 108 COVID-19 deaths were recorded in the day, taking the death toll to 54,181. The case fatality rate in the state is 2%.

17,847 patients were discharged in the day, taking the tally to 23,32,453. The recovery rate in the state stands at 85.95%.

Currently, 15,56,456 people are in home quarantine and 15,852 people are in institutional quarantine.

The total number of active cases in Maharashtra is 3,25,901.

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