The recovery rate of the state is 94.96 per cent, while the case fatality rate is 2.47 per cent.
Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally is as follows: Positive cases: 21,00,884, new cases: 6,971, death toll: 51,788, discharged: 19,94,947, active cases: 52,956, people.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said that in view of the rising COVID-19 cases, religious, social and political gatherings will be prohibited in the state from Monday.
Asking people to follow "COVID-appropriate" behaviour and safety norms, he said he would observe for a week to 15 days and then decide whether to impose another lockdown.
"Wear masks, observe discipline and maintain social distancing to avoid another lockdown," Thackeray told the people of the state.
In his televised address against the backdrop of the sudden surge in coronavirus cases, he said the number of daily infection cases has risen from 2,500 to 7,000 within 15 days.
Also due to the spike in the coronavirus cases in the past few days, Amravati district in Maharashtra's Vidarbha region will be placed under a week-long lockdown from 8 pm on February 22, a state minister said on Sunday.
The lockdown will be in force till 8 am on March 1, minister Yashomati Thakur said.
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