Besides, 297 COVID-19 deaths were recorded in the day, taking the death toll to 56,330. The case fatality rate in the state is 1.81%. 34,256 patients were discharged in the day, taking the tally to 25,83,331. The recovery rate in the state stands at 82.98%.
Currently, 24,55,498 people are in home quarantine and 22,797 people are in institutional quarantine.
The total number of active cases in Maharashtra is 4,72,283.
The government’s decision is important as the Centre has categorised Maharashtra along with 10 other states as ‘’States of grave concern’’ on account of their high and rising daily cases and higher daily deaths. They together have contributed 90 per cent of COVID-19 cases and 90.5 per cent deaths. The Centre has said that the situation was particularly worrying in Maharashtra.