COVID-19: Maharashtra reports highest single-day spike of 2021
Maharashtra shows an incline in the daily cases, recording the highest single day spike in COVID-19 cases.
Mumbai: Maharashtra has recorded 14,317 fresh COVID-19 cases and 57 fatalities on Thursday, the state government said in a statement. This is Maharashtra’s highest single-day count this year so far. On the positive front, 7,193 patients were discharged on Thursday.
As of now, there are 1,06,070 active cases in the state. According to the Maharashtra government, 21,06,400 patients have been discharged so far while the recovery rate of the state stood at 92.94 per cent. The case fatality rate in the state is 2.32 per cent.
Maharashtra, the worst-hit state in India, has been witnessing an inclining trend in daily cases. The state has touched a progressive total of 22,52,057 cases till date and 52,610 fatalities which are both highest in the country and the count increasing afresh since the past two weeks.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday has cautioned that more districts may undergo lockdown. Talking to media persons, he said, “Some regions of Maharashtra will report strict lockdown to curtail the spread of the contagion. The government is going to conduct a special meeting with officials before coming out with the lockdown action.
The state government on Thursday had announced a lockdown in Nagpur beginning from March 15 to March 21. Curbs and restrictions in some or other forms are already implemented Dhule, Jalgaon, Aurangabad, Palghar, Thane, Akola, Amravati, with District Collectors authorised to make a decision as the local situation warrants.
Meanwhile, the central government in its advisory has asked the states which are reporting huge toll in cases to intensify the vaccination efforts and vaccinate a large number of people to restraint in the increasing infection.