With 31,643 new COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra's tally stands at 27,45,518
Currently 16,07,415 COVID-19 patients are in home quarantine while 16,614 people are in institutional quarantine.
March 29, 2021 / 09:27 PM IST
File image: Commuters at a railway station in Mumbai (Photo: Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas)
Maharashtra’s tally of the COVID-19 infection mounted to 27,45,518 after the state recorded 31,643 new cases, and 102 related deaths in the last 24 hours.
According to the health department’s bulletin, 20,854 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours of the total 23,53,307 COVID-19 patients discharged after full recovery until today. The state's recovery rate stands at 85.71 percent while its fatality rate stands at 1.98 percent.
Currently 16,07,415 patients are in home quarantine while 16,614 people are in institutional quarantine.
The fresh infections and deaths come a day after Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray instructed senior health officials and the COVID task force to prepare for restrictions similar to lockdown if people continue to violate COVID-related rules.
In the meeting that took place on March 28, Thackeray said the COVID cases are rising because people are not following guidelines seriously, and that is why strict steps like lockdown are needed to be considered, reported ANI.
During the meeting, the COVID task force also expressed concerns over an increased death rate. Beds and other health facilities are also becoming inadequate due to the rapid increase in cases in the state.