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Maharashtra, Several other States Resort To Local Lockdown, Night Curfew Amid Worsening Coronavirus Situation

The Coronavirus situation is worsening in Maharashtra in the last few weeks. Maharashtra accounts for 61% of the total cases reported in the country in the last one week.

 

Lockdown and night curfew are back in many cities of Maharashtra. Night curfew has also been imposed in eight districts of Punjab. State and district administrations are enforcing stricter rules and the need to speed up vaccinations is felt. Amid rising Covid-19 cases in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting with the Chief Ministers of all the states on Wednesday in which the situation will be discussed.

The highest number of cases in Maharashtra

The Coronavirus situation is worsening in Maharashtra in the last few weeks. Maharashtra accounts for 61% of the total cases reported in the country in the last one week. On Monday, 24,458 cases were reported across the country, which was slightly less than the 26,386 patients found on Sunday. However, a decline in the number of new cases is usually observed on Monday, which did not occur this Monday. Last week on Monday, 9000 fewer cases were reported as compared to this week.

At least 10 states or union territories have seen a significant increase in the number of patients in a week. Barring Kerala, Odisha, Uttarakhand and North-Eastern states, there has been a huge increase in the number of patients in the rest of the country. Apart from Maharashtra, this increase was recorded in Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi and Chandigarh have also seen some growth.

In the beginning of this year, 10 thousand cases were being reported daily, which has now reached 25 thousand. In the week of March 8 to 15, there were 38,714 more cases than the previous week. This is the biggest increase in the weekly cases from September 7 to 13. Weekly cases were the lowest since the week of 8 JuneĀ  to 14 June 2020, the week from 8 February to 14 February. At that time, more than 77 thousand cases were recorded in a week.

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