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547 new COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra's Thane district, 3 more deaths

The virus also claimed the life of three more persons, raising the death toll in the district to 6,238, he said.

February 22, 2021 / 10:24 AM IST
The Centre on February 20 said five states - Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh - are experiencing an upsurge in daily cases.

The Centre on February 20 said five states - Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh - are experiencing an upsurge in daily cases.

With the addition of 547 new cases of coronavirus, the infection count in Maharashtra''s Thane district has gone up to 2,60,725,an official said on Monday.

These new cases were reported on Sunday, he said.

The virus also claimed the life of three more persons, raising the death toll in the district to 6,238, he said.

The COVID-19 mortality rate in the district is 2.40 per cent, the official said.

So far, 2,50,200patients have recovered from the infection in the district, reflecting a recovery rate of 95.96 per cent, he said.

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There are 4,287 active COVID-19 cases in the district at present, he added.
PTI
first published: Feb 22, 2021 10:24 am

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