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Maharashtra sees 6,112 new Covid cases; biggest spike in Mumbai since Dec

44 more fatalities took the Covid-related death toll to 51,713 in the state

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Mumbai on Friday added 823 new coronavirus cases

reported 6,112 new infections in the last 24 hours, taking the total infection count to 2,087,632, the state health department said.

44 fresh deaths took the toll to 51,713. Over 2,100 people have been recovered or discharged in the same period. The case fatality rate in the state stands at 2.48 per cent. The recovery rate is at 95.3 per cent.

As on Friday, the state has 44,765 active cases and currently 224,087 people are in home quarantine, according to the state health deapertment.

Meanwhile Mumbai on Friday added 823 new cases, the highest single-day spike in infections since December last year, an official from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

According to the civic body's data, the tally of cases in the city has risen to 317,310, while the toll has reached 11,435 with five new casualties.

The city's daily count of infections crossed the 700 mark in the last two days, after it recorded less than 500 cases at the start of the week, the official said.

As many as 440 patients were discharged from hospitals in the day, taking the count of recoveries to 298,435, the official data stated. With this, the city now has 6,577 active cases.

The average growth rate of Covid-19 cases in the city has increased to 0.18 per cent from 0.17 per cent on Thursday, while the average doubling rate has dropped to 393 days from 417 days.

With the addition of 18,366 samples tested during the day, the total number of tests conducted so far has risen to 30,98,894.

While the civic body conducted around 15,000 Covid-19 tests every day earlier this month, in the wake of a spike in cases, it has ramped up testing since Wednesday.

In the Amaravati district, the total coronavirus infection count currently stands at 28,629 with 425 people succumbing to the disease. Meanwhile Yamatval's infection tally surged to 16,940. Wardha district's infection count is at 11,832 with 304 deaths.

Earlier today, the state health department said that new strains of coronavirus found in UK, South Africa and Brazil have not been detected in Amravati, Yavatmal and Satara districts.

In Amravati, the district administration has announced a weekend lockdown starting Saturday till Monday, but essential services will remain unaffected.

The schools and colleges in Wardha district have been ordered to remain closed till further notice in view of the rising cases.

With inputs from agencies

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First Published: Fri, February 19 2021. 20:12 IST