Maharashtra’s Covid-19 count crosses 1 lakh-mark, with 3,493 new infections reported today; toll stands at 3,717,Uddhav says no to withdrawing relaxations.
On Thursday, Maharashtra had recorded its highest single day rise with 3,607 new Covid-19 infections. While Maharashtra is the worst coronavirus affected state in the country, Mumbai leads among cities with over 55 thousand cases and 2,044 deaths. Mumbai registered 1,366 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours and also reported 90 deaths in the same period, taking the total number of casualties in the metropolis to 2,044.
Pune with 9,581 positive cases and 419 deaths is Maharashtra’s second worst affected city followed by Aurangabad –2,351 cases and 123 deaths, Solapur –1,501 cases and 113 deaths, Akola–906 cases and 34 deaths and Nagpur –903 cases and 12 deaths, as per data from the bulletin cited by PTI.
Amid the rising cases as well as deaths, Maharashtra government today clarified that the lockdown relaxations in the state are not revoked after several reports and rumours hinted on revival of full lockdown in the state.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday made it clear that no such decision has been taken. He however, urged citizens to follow the guidelines of Ministry of Home Affairs in order to stay safe and combat the spread of novel coronavirus in the state.
Meanwhile, with over 10,000 fresh cases, India today recorded its highest ever rise in single-day coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. The total number of Covid-19 cases in the country surpassed 2.97 lakh, according to the data released by ministry of health and family affairs. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi — three worst-hit state by coronavirus pandemic — witnessed high spurt in daily Covid-19 count.
The death toll from the Covid-19 virus surged to 396 in last 24 hours, taking the total number of fatalities to 8,498.