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More than 8,000 new Covid cases were registered after 4 months in Maharashtra

A large increase in coronavirus cases was seen in Maharashtra on Wednesday, with more than 8,000 new infections coming to light in a single day after a gap of over four months, health officials said.

On Wednesday, the state reported 8,807 infections, bringing its total infection count to 21,21,119. On October 21 of last year, 8,142 cases were registered, after which the numbers declined.

The government said, with 80 deaths registered on Wednesday, the state's fatality count increased to 51,937.

Of the 80 deaths, 27 have been reported in the last 48 hours, while 22 have been reported in the last week. The remaining 31 deaths occurred during the time prior to last week.

The graph of new cases started to climb again from February 10 onwards. 6,112 infections were reported by the state on February 19, 6,281 on February 20, and 6,971 on February 21.

5,210 and 6,218 cases were registered by the state on February 22 and 23.

The Metropolitan Region of Mumbai (MMR) on Wednesday reported the highest 2,018 new cases among divisional circles in the state.

During the day, the divisional circles of Nashik, Pune, Akola, and Nagpur registered over 1,000 new cases each.

The number of patients discharged from hospitals within 24 hours dropped from 5,869 on Tuesday to 2,772 on Wednesday. The cumulative recovery so far stands at 20,08,623.

Mumbai district, with a spike of 1,167 on Wednesday, continued to record the highest single-day cases in the state.

A daily jump of 818 and 627 cases occurred in Nagpur district (near Nagpur city) and Amravati city in Vidarbha.

In Western Maharashtra, Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad cities reported a rise of 755 and 408 cases, respectively.

In the Marathwada area, Aurangabad city reported 203 new cases, while 179 and 150 fresh infections were reported in the Yavatmal district and Akola Municipal Corporation.

A rise of 1,811 cases was recorded by the Pune circle—which covers Solapur and Satara districts, besides Pune.

1,679 new infections were registered in the Akola circle—including the districts of Amravati, Yavatmal, Buldhana, and Washim, besides Akola—in Vidarbha.

In the state, the recovery rate is 94.70 percent, while the fatality rate is 2.45 percent, said the health department.

There are officially 2,95,578 individuals in-home quarantine and 2,446 in the state in institutional quarantine.

From 53,409 a day earlier, the number of active cases in the state rose to 59,358 on Wednesday. The total number of cases registered by the MMR, which includes the cities of Mumbai and Thane, has so far increased to 7,18,317. So far, the area has recorded 19,789 deaths.

On Wednesday, with 80,861 new studies, the number of samples tested so far increased to 1,59,41,773.

Maharashtra's statistics for COVID-19 are as follows: Positive cases: 21,21,119; new cases8,807; death toll 51,937; 20,08,623 discharged; active cases: 59,358; individuals checked to date: 1,59,41,773.

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