Maharashtra Records Highest Single-day Spike With 63,000 Fresh COVID-19 Cases; Decision on Statewide Lockdown After April 14

April 12, 2021 by No Comments

Maharashtra, on Sunday, recorded its highest one-day spike with 63,294 new Covid-19 cases. The state also recorded 349 fatalities the sameday.

In less than half of April 2021, Maharashtra has already recorded over 500,000 cases, with 594,179 cases recorded between April 1 and 11. This is close to the caseload recorded in March when the state saw 657,910 new Covid-19 cases. Since April 1, the state has been recording upwards of 40,000 cases and more than 200 deaths (except April 5) every day.

Mumbai also recorded 9,986 cases and 79 fatalities. The city, which has been a major contributor to the increasing number of cases recorded daily, and has recorded 520,498 cases and 12,023 deaths in total so far. The state has 565,587 active cases, to which Pune has contributed more than 100,000 active cases, followed by Mumbai, which contributed 91,100 active cases. The state has a recovery rate of 81.65%; 34,008 recoveries were also recorded on Sunday

With the coronavirus situation spiralling out of control, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will take an appropriate decision regarding imposition of a lockdown in the state after April 14, said Health Minister Rajesh Tope while speaking to reporters after a virtual meeting of the Covid-19 task force. “Duration of the lockdown and how to handle its economic fallout was discussed during the meeting. The task force is of the view that the prevailing coronavirus situation in the state is such that a lockdown is required,” Tope said.

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