Covid-19: Surge in cases across Maharashtra continues but fatalities lower
MUMBAI: For the second day in a row, the state on Thursday reported over 8,000 cases and the city added over 1,000. Maharashtra reported 8702 cases and 56 fatalities, taking its total caseload to 21,29,821 and death toll to 51,993. Mumbai reported 1,145 cases on Thursday, a day after reporting 1,167 cases, the highest in 119 days. The city’s caseload stood at 3,22,844.
Two days after the huge “show of strength” by Sena minister Sanjay Rathod at Poharadevi temple in Washim, 19 attendees came positive. The in dent prompted many to question if the state would initiate any punitive action ag inst the minister. Education minister Varsha Gaikwad on Thursday directed local administrations to take a call on shutting schools from March 1 if cases continue to surge.
Meanwhile, as Mumbai’s daily growth rate increased to 0.25%, doubling time dropped to 273 days. Five deaths were reported in the city, taking the toll to 11,458. All five had comorbidities and were above the age of 60 years. Dr Avinash Supe, who heads the death audit committee, said despite the surge, the city’s death rate was less than 1%. “But we have to watch the next 10 days to see the real impact of the surge,” he said.
The state on Thursday recorded 56 deaths, a decline from 80 reported on Wednesday. Active cases in the state are 64,260, a jump from 43,701 on February 1.
Maharashtra needs to check its own ministers to check the Covid spread in the state. While earlier the deputy CM and health minister were spotted without masks in public spaces, this time another mantri has gone and held a gathering at a temple event. Udhav needs to get tough with his cabinet before imposing hefty fines on the people of the state.
Maharashtrat has 25% of covid cases of the country?? and how many vaccines have we got?? same or even less that states like Gujarat, Rajasthan etc..
And if you know, we have stock of some 19 lakhs vaccines in the state that will expire in May.
Inept State Gt has caused this crisis in Maharashtra
If at all there is surge then it is across India and not just in non BJP ruled states. Vir s does not understand po itics and therefore if it has to surge it will surge everywhere ... Read More
Best CM and its ministers... Dr Tedros should come down to Mumbai and should give the award personally
Shiva Sena came to power by backdoor now the dream of ruling Maharastra turning into sour because they have to spend rest of the term fighting corona vir s even no time for grooming and dying .
time to kick the jokers out..
Make Patanjali Coronil Compulsary in MH. Gt should distribute is free of cost to poor
maharashtr is worst state in this country and mumbai is leader of this state
It is mainly because the social stigma around the coronavir s has led to people being labelled and discriminated ag inst. It has forced people to hide illness, avoid tests and delay hospitalisation. If we count all the dead bodies floating down the river or buried in mass graves, the number of deaths will also be skyrocketing. Furthermore, this is not a phenomenon only in Maharashtra, but happening around the nation.
THIS IS THE PATHETIC IRONY OF MUMBAI AND OFCOURSE THE WHOLE OF MAHARASHTRA..
not giving enough con tration on controlling kovid cases..These irresponsible idiots are becoming threats to other parts of the country because MH people have become super spreaders..
Adar Poonaw called other vaccines work like water now his own vaccines are thrown out of EU and USA never recognises the vaccines .