Maharashtra capital Mumbai on Tuesday recorded as many cases as 1,922, a steep rise from 1,712 cases reported on Monday.
In the second-highest single-day spike of the year, Maharashtra capital Mumbai on Tuesday recorded as many cases as 1,922, a steep rise from 1,712 cases reported on Monday. 246 buildings in the city are sealed as there are more than five positive cases in these buildings, while 34 areas have been identified as containment zones, the bulletin of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) informed. The city had recorded its highest spike of the year on March 14 with 1,963 fresh infections. The BMC has asked schools under its jurisdiction to switch to online classes from March 17.
After reporting 15,051 new cases of infections on Monday, the western state on Tuesday saw a concerning rise of over 2000 cases, when it recorded 17,864 fresh Civid-19 infections in a day.
87 new fatalities were reported from Maharashtra on Tuesday, taking the overall toll to 52,996. After a strict lockdown was imposed in the district on March 15, Nagpur reported 2,587 fresh infections in 24 hours.
The central team, after probing the sudden spike in Maharashtra cases, had pointed out in its report massive laxity in tracking and testing of cases. Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan, based on this report, had written a letter to the state, asking it to plan for “a worst-case scenario with sufficient lead time”.
As an independent media platform, we do not take advertisements from governments and corporate houses. It is you, our readers, who have supported us on our journey to do honest and unbiased journalism. Please contribute, so that we can continue to do the same in future.