Maharashtra, the worst COVID-19-hit state in India, banned political, religious and social gatherings and imposed a new lockdown in some areas on Sunday (February 21, 2021) amid a spike in coronavirus confirmed cases.
Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that the daily COVID-19 cases in the state had risen to almost 7,000 from about 2,000 in January. He also demanded stricter measures from Monday to contain the spread of the virus in Maharashtra’s four districts and added that the new coronavirus-related restrictions could be imposed beyond these districts if needed.
Uddhav Thackeray in a televised address said, “The second wave has been knocking on our door. Whether it has come or not will be confirmed in the next eight to fifteen days.”
Maharashtra on Sunday reported 6,971 new COVID-19 confirmed cases, whereas 2,417 people recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours.
According to the state’s health minister Rajesh Tope, Maharashtra’s COVID-19 count has now surged to 21,00,884, of which, 19,94,947 have recovered and 51,788 have succumbed to the virus. The state still has 52,956 active coronavirus cases.
Today, newly 6971 patients have been tested as positive in the state. Also newly 2417 patients have been cured today. Totally 1994947 patients are cured & discharged from the hospitals. Total Active patients are 52956.The patient recovery rate in the state is 94.96%.