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Mumbai Becomes First City in India to Have Over 1000 Coronavirus Cases

The total cases in Maharashtra stood at 1574, out of which, Mumbai accounts for 64%. The death toll in Mumbai has reached 64. 

Mumbai| The financial capital of India, Mumbai, has become the worst-hit city by the coronavirus across India. The Covid-19 cases in Mumbai have crossed the 1000-mark. Mumbai is said to be India’s hotspot for Covid-19.

Mumbai reported 132 new cases of coronavirus infection in 24 hours between Thursday and Friday, taking the tally of cases to 1,008. The total cases in Maharashtra stood at 1574, out of which, Mumbai accounts for 64%. The death toll in Mumbai has reached 64.

The city administration is on its toes with high alert due to the exemplary spike in coronavirus cases. Apart from that, the cases reported from Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum, tend to signal a high risk of community transmission. The area has so far reported 28 cases of infection with three deaths.

Despite the rising cases and high risk of infection, the residents of Mumbai are often seen violating the rules of lockdown. As per the data released by the state government on Friday, around 1,930 people from the city were booked for violating the rules of lockdown.

Maharashtra has so far done 33,096 tests till Saturday, highest across the country, out of which, 1574 people have tested positive for the deadly virus.

The 21-day lockdown imposed in India is to end on Tuesday. Though the Maharashtra Chief Minister on Saturday, in a video conference with Prime Minister, told to extend the lockdown. It is very unlikely that Mumbai and other cities in Maharashtra with coronavirus cases will see the restrictions lifted any soon.

So far 9 states have demanded the central government to increase lockdown. it is believed that the Central government is likely to extend the Lockdown till April 30 across the country. On Tuesday, April 14, Prime Minister Narendra Modi can address the country for the fourth time regarding Coronavirus. In his second address on March 24, Modi announced a 21-day lockdown.

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