Maharashtra reports 49,447 new COVID-19 cases; highest single-day spike since beginning of pandemic
The state on Saturday recorded 277 COVID-19 deaths. With this, fatality rate in the state is 1.88%. As per state health department's report, 37,821 patients were discharged today taking the total count of recovered patients to 24,95,315. Recovery rate in the state is 84.49%. As on today, there are 4,01,172 active cases in the state.
COVID-19: Situation tense in Mumbai as 9,000 cases reported in 24 hours, highest since pandemic outbreak
The Covid-19 situation in Mumbai and rest of the state seems to have become more worrisome. For the first time since the pandemic hit us, Mumbai recorded 9,000 new cases in a span of 24 hours. Taking the total count to 4,41,282 cases till now. This is the highest single-day corona cases count for the third consecutive day on Saturday.
Maharashtra govt mulls curbs on timings of trains, buses to control crowds
Against this backdrop of rising COVID-19 cases, the government is internally preparing for a total lockdown or imposition of strict restrictions. A senior officer said the government is likely to issue new guidelines on stringent restrictions by Sunday night so that its implementation will begin from Monday across the state.These guidelines are likely to be in place for 15 days.
COVID-19 in Mumbai: Number of sealed buildings surges by 350% in a month
The number of active sealed floors in Mumbai has increased by 300 percentin just one month. According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) data, there were 2,016 active sealed floors as on March 2, while on April 2 there are 8,111 active sealed floors in Mumbai.
'Don't wait for hospitalisation as per your choice of hospital': BMC's appeal to Mumbai residents
"We must appeal to our citizens not to wait for hospitalisation as per their choice of hospital, they should occupy beds wherever available for immediate treatment
COVID-19: Maharashtra govt may divert oxygen for medical use
in view of rising Covid-19 cases and an “alarming” situation, the Maharashtra government may divert all oxygen supply for medical use. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday said the state government on March 30 has already directed the suppliers to supply 80% oxygen for medical use and 20% for industrial purpose till June 30.
Record spike of 10,827 COVID-19 cases in Pune district; 66 die
Pune added over 10,000 COVID-19 cases for the first time in a day on Saturday, taking the district's tally to 5,62,335, an official said.
The day saw 10,827 cases being registered, while 66 patients died and 3,293 people recovered, he added.
Of the new cases, Pune city accounted for 5,720, Pimpri Chinchwad 2,832 and the rest were in the district's rural and cantonment areas, he said.
The caseload in Pune city is 2,83,819, while it is 1,47,546 in Pimpri Chinchwad and 1,30,970 in rural and cantonment areas.
The death toll in the district stands at 10,163.
Maha govt approves Rs 231 crore for assistance to tribals
The Maharashtra government has approved a sum of Rs 231 crore for disbursal to tribal families in the state under its 'Khavti' grant scheme.
The tribal development department issued a government resolution (GR) to this effect on March 26.
In view of the problems arising due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state cabinet in August last year decided to provide assistance of Rs 4,000 to families under the Scheduled Tribe (ST) category in the state, as per the GR.
Dr Pradip Vyas, Principle Secretary Health GOM said Yesterday state administered highest ever number of 4.62 lakh
COVID-19 victim's kin attack doctor, damage hosp furniture in Nagpur
Relatives of a woman who died of COVID-19 infection at a hospital in Nagpur in Maharashtra on Saturday assaulted a senior doctor and a staffer, damaged furniture and tried to set its reception counter on fire, police said, adding nine persons have been arrested.
Mumbai: More beds to be operationalised for COVID-19 patients
In the wake of an alarming spike in COVID-19 cases, the Mumbai civic body on Sunday said it has decided to make more beds operational in medical facilities treating patients of the viral infection in the city.
COVID-19: Maharashtra, Punjab reporting highest daily cases
Maharashtra and Punjab are the two worst hit states in terms of their share in the total number of new cases and fatalities across the country in the last fortnight, according to official documents.
The two states also top the charts among states or UTs that have crossed their ever-reported peaks for new cases and are followed by Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh and Gujarat in the top-five, shows a presentation made by the Union Health Ministry during the last review meeting held by the Cabinet Secretary with all states and union territories.
The growth rate of last seven days for daily new cases till March 23 in Maharashtra was 3.6 per cent and in Punjab it was 3.2 per cent.
Maharashtra has added 4,26,108 cases in last two weeks as on March 31, while Punjab has added 35,754 cases in the same period.
People flock to Mumbai's Shivaji Park despite increase in COVID-19 cases
With rising cases of covid-19 across Thane city and new restrictions and night curfew had been imposed by the authorities.Despite an alarming situation in Maharashtra due to increasing COVID-19 cases, people were seen playing cricket at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Park in Mumbai on Sunday.
The people in the park were seen flouting social distancing norms, and many were also seen without masks.
With rising cases of covid-19 across Thane city and new restrictions and night curfew had been imposed by the authorities
UP STF nabs man accused of Maha MNS leader's murder
The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (UP STF) has arrested a sharpshooter, Irfan Sonu, in connection with the murder of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) functionary, Jameel Ahmad, who was shot dead in Thane district of Maharashtra on November 23 last year.
Additional Director General (ADG), Special Task Force (STF), Amitabh Yash, said that Irfan has confessed that Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) corporator, Najibullah, had hired him to eliminate Ahmad.
Both Najibullah and Osama are on the run.
Irfan, who originally hails from Gorakhpur, was arrested on Saturday from a place near Kathauta Jheel in Gomti Nagar in Lucknow.
Film and television producers met Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday and offered full support for measures being taken to control the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the state.
Maharashtra, Punjab, other 6 states account for over 80 percent of new COVID-19 cases
Eight states including Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat account for 80.96 per cent of the 93,249 new daily COVID-19 cases, according to the Union Health Ministry.
Maharashtra: Strict lockdown on Saturday-Sunday; night curfew from 8 pm to 7 am
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government will not be imposing a complete lockdown in the state for now. However, a strict lockdown will be imposed on Saturdays and Sundays, Maharashtra Minister Aslam Shaikh told reporters after the Cabinet meeting today.
"Night curfew will be put in place from 8 pm to 7 am. Only essential services will be permitted. Restaurants are permitted only for take away & parcel services. For offices, employees will have to work from home. Detailed SOP will be released soon," Aslam Shaikh said.
BJP supports MVA's decision to impose lockdown, says Devendra Fadnavis
Amid a massive surge in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has extended its support to the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA)--a tripartite government of Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress--to impose a lockdown in the state, Leader of Opposition (LoP) Devendra Fadnavis said on Sunday.
The former Chief Minister also urged people to follow the COVID-19 protocols and abide by the restrictions put in place by the government. "To ensure maximum vaccination, BJP workers would help people register and reach vaccination centers," he added.
Maharashtra COVID-19 surge: Uddhav Thackeray-led MVA imposes new restrictions — What's open, what's not
Amid a massive surge in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government has imposed new restrictions across the state. These new guidelines will be implemented from 8 pm on Monday, April 5 to April 30.
While imposing these restrictions, on the one hand, care has been taken not to affect the state's economic cycle and not to put the workers and laborers in trouble, and emphasis has been laid on closing crowded places, said a release from the government.
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'Maha' tense situation in Maharashtra: Record 57,074 new COVID-19 cases; active cases jump to 4,30,503
With 57,074 new COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra on Sunday (April 4) recorded its highest single-day spike since the pandemic outbreak last year. The state's previous highest single-day spike was 49,447, which was reported on Saturday (April 3).