Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has directed the administration to draw up a roadmap for a second lockdown, a move that drew opposition from his own alliance partner, NCP, not to mention angry voices in the BJP who warned of public protests. A decision may be likely on April 2 after a review. The CM’s instructions coincided with the state reporting an all-time high of over 40,000 cases. A day later on Monday, the tally tapered to 31,643. In Mumbai, cases added up to over 12,000 in the last 48 hours. Overall, the state has 3.57 lakh isolation beds of which 30% or 1.07 lakh are occupied. Of the 60,349 oxygen beds, 12,701 are occupied, and 1,881 of the 9,030 ventilators are in use right now. Stay with TOI for all the latest updates:
20:25 (IST) Mar 30
Maharashtra reports 27,918 new Covid-19 cases, 23,820 discharges and 139 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases rises to 27,73,436, death toll stands at 54,422.
19:21 (IST) Mar 30
Nagpur records 1,156 new Covid-19 cases; 54 more fatalities
At least 1,156 persons tested positive for coronavirus, while 54 died of the infection in Maharashtra’s Nagpur district on Tuesday, an official from the district administration said
.16:47 (IST) Mar 30
Eight Covid-19 high-burden districts out of top 10 are from Maharashtra: Union govt
15:42 (IST) Mar 30
Due to the increasing number of Covid cases in the state, Govt issued an order to state’s oxygen producers to supply 80% of oxygen for medical usage, rest 20% will be available for other industrial purposes. The order will remain in force till 30th June: Maharashtra health dept.
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