Amidst the demands of postponement of the upcoming exams held by MPSC in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra CM Uddtav Thackeray has called for an urgent meeting to discuss the issue.
The meeting was scheduled to be held at 1.30 pm as per the details released by CM's office.
Thackeray will also meet representatives of private hospitals at 3.30 pm and the diamond association at 4.30 pm today.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra on Thursday reported a slight dip with 56,286 new COVID-19 cases.
However, with 376 deaths on Saturday, the state reported the highest number of deaths in a single day since October 2020. On October 16, 2020, Maharashtra had reported 306 deaths. The case fatality rate in the state is 1.77%.
Out of 2,13,85,551 laboratory samples 32,29,547 have been tested positive (15.10%) for COVID-19 until today. Currently 27,02,613 people are in home quarantine and 22,661 people are in institutional quarantine.
On Saturday, 36,130 patients were discharged taking the total count of recovered patients to 26,49,757. The recovery rate in the state is 82.05%. As on today, there are 5,21,317 active cases in the state.
Meanwhile, Mumbai too saw a dip on April 8 with 8,938 new cases. As per reports by city's civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Mumbai reported 23 COVID-19 fatalities taking the death toll to 11,874. With the addition of today's number, the city has reported 4,91,698 COVID-19 cases.
In Mumbai, as of now, there are 86,279 active patients. On Wednesday, 6007 patients recovered and were discharged taking the total number of recovered patients to 3,92,514. The city's recovery rate is now at 80%.