Many districts of the state this week reported their highest-ever daily spike, which indicates that the second wave of the pandemic, evident in the state, is proving to be more dangerous than the previous one.
Amravati: City streets wear a deserted look after the administration announced complete restriction citing an increase in COVID-19 cases, in Amravati, Thursday. Feb 25, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI02_25_2021_000207A)(PTI)INDIA NEWS
Maharashtra adds over 1.8 lakh new Covid cases in 6 days, night curfew from tomorrow | 10 points
Many districts of the state this week reported their highest-ever daily spike, which indicates that the second wave of the pandemic, evident in the state, is proving to be more dangerous than the previous one.By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi GhoshPUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2021 08:05 AM IST
In the last six days, Maharashtra, the state worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, added over 1.8 lakh fresh infections to the caseload of the state, while 608 people have lost their lives due to Covid-19 from all across the state. This week has been significant in Maharashtra’s battle against the pandemic as a year after it started, the state recorded the highest-ever daily spike, necessitating statewide night curfew which will be imposed from March 28.
Here are 10 developments of the Maharashtra Covid-19 situation that took place between March 21 and March 26
> On March 24, the state reported a record high in the number of cases with 31,855 fresh infections. The new record was then left behind and in the next two days, the state reported new highs.
> In the last six days, Mumbai reported 26,765 new infections and 57 deaths. For Mumbai too, this week was the most crucial as after a year of its continuous battle against the pandemic, it reported a record high of 5,190 daily cases on March 24.
> Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has instructed district administrations to impose night curfew from 8pm to 7am across the state. This makes Maharashtra as the first state to announce any state-wide restriction a year after the nationwide lockdown was imposed on March 25, 2020. Several districts of the state were under restrictions. Other states too have imposed district-specific restrictions.
News Source: Hindustan Times