Maharashtra remains the worst affected state in India with a total of 56948 COVID-19 cases, accounting for more than 36% of the total cases in the country. On Tuesday, former CM Ashok Chavan tested positive for Coronavirus and is admitted in a Hospital in Mumbai.
According to data, the growth rate has decreased since the initial surge at the beginning of the month. However, flattening of the curve seems impossible in the near future.
Government Failing Amid Rising Cases
Blunders, lack of communication, stubbornness, and endangering the lives of people are a few of the accusations that make the CM Uddhav Thackeray’s government accountable. Politics should be left out during a worldwide pandemic, but when a government fails to protect its citizens, they should be held responsible. Maharashtra accounts for more than 36% cases in India, and there may not be any respite in the coming days. Even the government’s coalition partner Congress is distancing themselves from the state’s failure by blaming on lack of communication.
38000 Plus Cases Confirmed in the Last 27 Days
This concerning figure of rising COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra set to increase further as lockdown restrictions relax. Increasing tests are leading to a spike in new cases. For the past 10 days Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra surged by 2000 plus cases every day. Further easing of lockdown restrictions may lead to another spike in cases in the coming weeks. The fatality rate remains a little above the national average at 3.3%. Total deaths in Maharashtra due to COVID-19 stands at 1897 while recovered cases increase to 17918.
Worst Hit State in India
Maharashtra became the worst-hit state in the country with 56948 cases. Besides, the total number of cases in Mumbai district stands at a concerning number at 33835. With this, the district accounts for 60% of the state’s total cases and 21.40% of the nationwide tally. Thane district is the worst affected after Mumbai with over 7000 cases. Maharashtra has tested over 4 lakh samples. The state health officials confirm testing around 10,000 people daily.
Coronavirus Cases in Mumbai District Over 33,000
The financial capital of the country stands at 33835 Mumbai district requires better planning in terms of testing, bed capacity and forecasting to curb the COVID-19 infection. Today BMC confirmed 1044 new cases and 32 deaths. More than 8000 people have been cured and total deaths stand at 1097. Coronavirus pandemic has already swept the south and central parts of Mumbai and now northern part witnessed a sharp rise in new cases.
Also, 38 new cases were reported from Dharavi, taking the total tally to 1621 in Asia’s biggest slum. Though it reported a sharp drop in new cases, it remains a matter of concern. Total COVID-19 deaths in the area stand at 60. The police are maintaining strict curfew and all restrictions are in place in Dharavi. People can only travel in case of medical emergencies.
Health Minister Shows Concern Over Cases in Maharashtra
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan had a meeting with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to discuss the worsening situation of 34 out of 36 districts in the state. Also, he mentioned that Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nagpur, Nashik, Aurangabad, Solapur are the main concern for now. To this, Thackeray promised to place all effort to free the state from Coronavirus by the end of June.
Government Ramps up ICU Beds and Isolation Centres
Citing the increasing number of cases in the state, CM Uddhav Thackeray has asked central government institutions to help in containing the pandemic. He asked all institutions and buildings under the management of the Railways, Mumbai Port Trust, Indian Army, Navy, and other Central government undertakings to provide for intensive care unit beds across the state. Further, CM Uddhav Thackeray mentioned how successful the Maharashtra government has been in containing the spread. Besides, he informed that the number of cases cured and discharged has also gone up in the past few days.
Number of Cops Testing COVID-19 Positive Nears 2000
On Tuesday 75 cops tested Coronavirus positive taking total number of cases in the state’s police personnel to 1946. Another Maharashtra police cop succumbed to COVID-19 as the death toll rose to 20. Total recovered cases among cops stand at 850.