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Covid surge: Maharashtra death toll crosses 54k

The number of covid-19 deaths in Maharashtra crossed 54,000 on Saturday. This comes as the state preps for night curfrew during the Holi festivity that begin from today.

According to health officials, the state recorded 166 new deaths, taking the total fatality toll to 54,073. Notably, the state has recorded nearly 1,000 deaths in just 10 days.

The state also reported 35,726 new cases, taking the total caseload to 26,73,461. Ever since the beginning of the pandemic, the state has been a top contributor of cases. However, in the last one week, the number of daily cases in the state have witnessed never seen before growth.

Of the 166 deaths reported on Saturday, Akola and Nagpur led with 20 fatalities each, followed by Nandurbar (15), Pune (14), Mumbai and Thane (12 each), Nashik (10), Raigad (8), Parbhani (7), Amravati (6), Solapur, Aurangabad and Wardha (5 each), Jalgaon (4), Latur, Osmanabad, Beed and Buldhana (3 each), Nanded and Gadchiroli (2 each), and Palghar, Kolhapur, Sangli, Ratnagiri, Washim, Gondiya and Chandrapur (1 each).

Mumbai Circle set a new record of fresh infections – 10,638, – taking up the total to 847,827, besides reporting 20,193 deaths till now.

Meanwhile, the number of people sent to home isolation shot up from 14,29,998 to 14,88,701 while those shunted to institutional quarantine increased from 14,578 to 15,644 on Saturday.

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