Maharashtra reported over 10,000 fresh Covid-19 cases for the second day during a row. In fact, with a mean of 7000 fresh Covid-19 cases being reported a day , over 50,000 cases are reported in Maharashtra within the last week.
As many as 10,187 new COVID-19 cases and 47 deaths were reported within the last 24 hours taking the entire number of fresh cases to 22,08,586 and death toll to 52,440. Currently, the active cases stand at 92,897.
Meanwhile, with 6,080 discharges on Saturday, the state saw 20,62,031 recoveries from the virus.
In the past week, the state added around 7,000 cases on the average , with an exception on Mach 1, when the state recorded 6,397 new cases. In total, between February 28 and March 5, the state added 51,612 fresh infections.
On February 28, as many as 8,283 fresh Covid-19 were recorded from the state. After a small dip the very next day, the amount of fresh cases surged again on March 2 .Next day, 7,863 cases were reported. A complete of 9,855 new cases were reported on March 3 and on March 4, the amount was 8,998.
On March 5, the state reported the highest-ever hike since October 17, 2020, when the daily spike was recorded at 10.259. Mumbai too is following a rising trajectory contributing 900 daily infections to the caseload.
The Central Government has rushed high-level multi-disciplinary public health teams to Maharashtra and Punjab in sight of the rise within the number of daily new COVID-19 cases being consistently reported by these states, the Union Health Ministry informed on Saturday.
The teams are being deployed to help the State Health Departments in COVID-19 surveillance, control and containment measures.
On February 21, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray during a news conference had declared that things are going to be reviewed in eight to fifteen days. Till then, no statewide restriction was imposed aside from barring any social, cultural, religious, political gathering within the state.
He also expressed his unwillingness to impose another lockdown within the state, but he left the space open as he said, “I don’t want to impose it but ‘majboori’ (helplessness) is also something.”