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Beginning of second COVID-19 wave: Maharashtra reports nearly 18,000 cases in a single day for the first time in 2021

The Free Press Journal | 17/03/2021 07:29 AM | Click to read full article

In a massive spike in COVID-19 cases, 17,864 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Tuesday (March 16) in Maharashtra. This is for the first time this year that over 17,000 COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the state in a single day. The previous highest single-day surge this year was 16,620 on Sunday, March 14. Besides, 87 COVID-19 deaths were recorded in the day, taking the death toll to 52,996.

The case fatality rate in the state is 2.26%. 9,510 patients were discharged in the day, taking the tally to 21,54,253. The recovery rate in the state stands at 91.77%.