Covid 19 latest: Maharashtra’s record run continues with 6,330 new cases, 198 fatalities
Maharashtra is set to cross 2 lakh cases with Covid tally reaching 1.92 lakhs on FridayUpdated: Jul 03, 2020 21:21 IST
Maharashtra on Friday recorded 34 more coronavirus cases than the previous single-day high of 6,330 recorded on Thursday to create a new unenviable record of daily surge in Covid 19 infections in the state, according to the state health department’s data. The total number of cases in the southern state have reached 1,92,990 with Friday’s tally of 6,364 new cases. 198 deaths due to disease were added on Friday to take the death toll to 8,376. The number of recoveries in the state stand at 1,04,687, while a total of 10,49,277 samples have been tested in the state for the disease.
Mumbai reported fewer new cases than Thursday as the Covid tally for India’s financial capital rose to 82,0741 with 1,338 new coronavirus cases. The total number of deaths registered due to the disease in the city has climbed to 4,762.
Maharashtra had logged 6,330 new infections on Thursday, the first instance of the daily numbers going past the 6,000-mark. The previous high was 5,537 infections recorded just a day before on Wednesday.
The number of Covid-19 cases in Amravati reached 640 after 23 people tested positive for the disease. In Beed, an eight day curfew was clamped to contain the spread of the disease.
Earlier today, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray reviewed the state’s coronavirus situation in a meeting with NCP president Sharad Pawar. The meeting comes a day after the state health minister had suggested that the state could have entered the community transmissions phase of the contagious disease.
On June 29, Uddhav had extended the lockdown in the state till July 31 while retaining the restrictions in force during the Unlock-1 phase which ended on June 30. He had earlier indicated that additional relaxations will be given keeping in mind the need to give push to economic activities.
Due to the rising trend of daily cases, seen in the last couple of weeks, some of the municipal corporations in the Mumbai metropolitan region, like Thane and Mira Bhayandar, have announced lockdowns in their respective areas.
State health minister Rajesh Tope had taken stock of the situation in Thane on Thursday and stated that the state government has been making all efforts to break the chain of coronavirus transmission.
In a related development, deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar directed the Pune district and city administrations to appoint an IAS officer to oversee coronavirus testing in one of the worst affected cities in the state. The Covid case count in Pune is nearing 25,000.
Pawar also asked the officials to implement strict measures to prevent the spread of the virus in containment zones and take action against those who are not wearing masks in public places.