Maharashtra sees sudden spike in COVID-19 cases

Maharastra records 4000 new COVID cases after 40 days. Source- India Today

Maharashtra recorded a vast number of fresh COVID-19 infections this week. The number of daily infections across different states in India is sliding down the graph. However, the scenario in Maharashtra raises concern. The state reported 4000 fresh COVID-19 cases with its capital, Mumbai recording 600+ cases alone on February 14th. These figures have been observed after about 40 days and it is said that many factors are involved in this sudden spike.

According to the Health Department Of Maharashtra, the state’s total infection was 20,64,278 on Sunday. The death toll rose to 51,529 owing to 40 deaths on that very day. 1335 patients recovered and were discharged on Sunday and the recovery count stood at 19,75,603.

In Mumbai, 645 fresh cases were reported. The capital city’s count infection count rose to 3,14,706. Four fatalities were also reported and the total death count stood at 11,419.

Maharashtra CM, Uddhav Thackeray has warned that the government might have to impose another lockdown if the citizens do not comply with the COVID-19 protocols. Mayor Kishor Pednekar expressed his concern regarding the rising COVID-19 infections. He also stated that people are not maintaining the safety norms and have been traveling without masks in the local trains. The matter is now in the hands of the citizens if they want another lockdown or not.

Maharashtra has lifted several restrictions when the cases were coming down. The state also resumed the operation of the ‘lifeline of Mumbai’, i.e. the local trains from February 1 and more than 36 lakh commuters have been commuting via it since then.

122 new cases were recorded in Nashik, 353 in Pune, 133 in Pimpri Chinchwad. Nagpur City also recorded 437 new cases, 105 in Yavatmal, and 430 fresh cases were reported in Amaravati City.

There are 35,965 active COVID cases in the state. The recovery rate in Maharashtra stands at 95.7% and the fatality rate is 2.5%. The total number of tests conducted in the state is 1,53,21,608.

Meanwhile in India, 11,610 cases were recorded in the last 24 hours with more than 100 deaths as reported by the Health Ministry. India’s total infection count stands at 1,09,37,320 with a total of 1,55,913 fatalities as of today.

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