Coronavirus Cases in Maharashtra Reach 2916

Maharashtra, the host to highest coronavirus cases in India nearing 3000 mark has 2916 confirmed cases. Accordingly, Mumbai is by far the most affected region in Maharashtra with 1873 cases in the district alone. Following that is the Pune division with 395 cases and Thane with over 270 cases. Subsequently, the rest are in Nashik 47, Nagpur 44, Palghar 34, Ahmadnagar 27, Sangli 26, Aurangabad 23 and rest of the districts 177.

High Growth Rate of New Cases

Maharashtra started witnessing 3-digit growth in cases on 4th of April when over 205 cases were reported. Since then the new Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra have been increasing at an astonishing pace especially in Mumbai district (BMC).

Currently, 2434 active cases are there in Maharashtra and we are hoping that they decrease further as more people recover from COVID-19.

Hotspots Identified by Government

Maharashtra cluster containment plan divided into zones to contain Coronavirus spread in the state.

Red Zone 12 Districts:

Mumbai, Pune Thane, Nashik, Mumbai Suburban, Buldhana, Palghar, Ahmednagar, Napur, Sangli, Yawatmal and Aurangabad

Orange Zone 15 Districts :

Gondia, Buldhana, Washim, Latur, Yavatmal, Hingoli, Amravatai, Akola, Osmanabad, Jalgaon, Jalna, Ratnagiri, Satara, Sindhudurg and Kolhapur

Green Zone with No Cases 8 Districts:

Bhandara, Nanded, Wardha, Gadchiroli, Nandurbar, Solapur, Parbhani and Chandrapur

Severity in Maharashtra

Out of estimated 50,000 samples tested, only 2916 confirmed positive cases, thereby the conversion rate is 5.8%. Addressing the sternness, over 61,247 individuals are under home quarantine to stop the spread of infection. While 5,064 people are placed under institutional quarantine.

In addition, out of the 755 Tablighi Jamaat attendees from the state 55 tested COVID-19 positive. Subsequently, rigid actions are being imposed to contain the spread.

Crowd of Migrants in Bandra Station

Migrant workers in Maharashtra defied government orders and assembled in Bandra station in Mumbai. As they staged their protest against lockdown extension until 3rd of May and asked authorities to provide for conveyance to be sent back to their respective homes in other states. The police came to handle the situation and till now its unclear what sparked the gathering.

Coronavirus Cases in Maharashtra May Spike After the Bandra Station Gathering of Migrant Workers

Deaths and Cured Cases in Maharashtra

Total of 187 people passed away in Maharashtra due to Coronavirus. Over 295 patients recovered and discharged in the state.

Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra may increase as rapid testing begins in the coming days.

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