The COVID crisis in Maharashtra continues to be a cause of concern, as it recorded over 10,000 cases in 2 days. Even the state itself recorded over 10,187 new Covid cases and 47 dates today took the positivity rate to over 11 per cent. The state capital Mumbai also witnessed over 1100 cases in a row.
On one side when the positive cases of the other regions of India are getting better, the constant increase in the number of cases in Maharashtra continues to taunt the authorities. The chief minister has also advised Lockdown and requested everyone to obey all the rules and regulations.
Daily positive cases in Maharashtra are rising considerably even after the Centre has asked the state to take measures and prevent the spread. According to the Health Minister, India, the total number of coronavirus jumped to 11,229,398 with 18,599 new infections reported across the country. The death toll meanwhile crossed 157,853 with 99 fatalities in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 20 million, the Union Health Ministry stated. Nationwide vaccination drive against Covid-19 started on January 16 with healthcare workers at first, while frontline workers stated receiving vaccine shots on February 2. The next phase of Covid-19 vaccination started on March 1 for those senior citizens and people aged 45 years and above with defined comorbid conditions.
Amid rising Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra, Aurangabad district on Sunday imposed night restrictions from 9 pm to 6 am from 11 March to 4 April to contain virus spread. Maharashtra Minister Eknath Shinde also stated that there will be a full lockdown on weekends.