Maharashtra sees nearly 60,000 new Covid-19 cases for first time, positivity rate hits 15%

Maharashtra on Wednesday reported nearly 60,000 new Covid-19 instances within the final 24 hours, its highest single-day rise because the outbreak of the pandemic. With the large surge in instances for the previous few weeks, Maharashtra’s positivity fee hit 15% right now.

With 59,907 Covid-19 instances reported within the state, Maharashtra tCovid-19 tally reached 3,17,3261, in line with the day by day well being bulletin.

Maharashtra’s Covid-related fatalities additionally noticed an enormous surge with 322 deaths within the final 24 hours, the highest-ever on this yr, pushing the demise toll to 56,652.

As many as 30,296 sufferers had been discharged through the day, pushing the tally of recoveries to 26,13,627.

There are 4,72,283 lively instances within the state.

The restoration fee is 82.36% % and the case fatality fee is 1.79 %.

Of those instances, Mumbai reported over 10,500 new Covid-19 instances right now. Town had recorded greater than 11,000 new instances in a single day final Sunday, its highest day by day rely because the pandemic started.

Mumbai right now reported 10,428 new covid-19 instances taking the overall variety of instances to 4,82,760 the town civic physique mentioned.

The state authorities on Sunday introduced a weekend lockdown and evening curfew through the weekdays from Monday to April 30, along with a slew of different restrictions just like the closure of personal places of work, theatres and salons to curb the unprecedented surge in COVID-19 instances.

The weekend lockdown will begin from eight pm on Fridays and final until 7 am on Mondays. Apart from, prohibitory orders shall be in drive through the daytime on weekdays.

In the meantime, noting that vaccination must be prioritised as long as the availability of vaccines stays restricted, Union Well being Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday accused the Maharashtra authorities of “misgovernance” in tackling COVID-19, saying that it has adopted “completely informal method” and is placing the residents in peril “by letting folks escape institutional quarantine mandate for the sake of their private vasuli”.

In an announcement, the Well being Minister mentioned he had seen statements made by public representatives in Maharashtra in regards to the scarcity of vaccines and asserted that it was nothing however “an try to divert consideration from Maharashtra authorities’s repeated failures to manage the unfold of pandemic”.

Moreover, the Centre wrote to Maharashtra, Punjab and Delhi governments on Wednesday flagging below-par vaccination of eligible beneficiaries, together with healthcare staff.

In a letter to the principal secretaries of Punjab, Delhi and Maharashtra, Further Well being Secretary Manohar Agnani famous that the efficiency of those states and UT have been under the nationwide common and desires enchancment.

They had been urged to undertake needed corrective actions instantly in direction of bettering the efficiency of COVID-19 vaccination drive of their states and union territory.

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