Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar said on Friday if citizens continued to ignore Covid prevention norms and cases kept increasing, then lockdown in the city may be imposed. Maharashtra is the worst-hit in the country with 2,252,057 confirmed infections and 52,610 deaths till Wednesday, leading all other states and UTs by a massive margin. More than half (57%) of the 128,599 new Covid infections reported across the country in the past week have been in Maharashtra. Meanwhile, Mumbai reported 1,508 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, taking its case tally to 3,38,631, while the death toll in the city reached 11,515 with four more fatalities, the civic body said. The cases peaked in September-October, after which there was a decline but since mid-February infections have surged again. For the ninth straight day, the city recorded more than 1,000 cases on Thursday, and reports have attributed 90 per cent of the recent cases from highrises.
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