Photos: Maharashtra witnesses a second wave of Covid-19 infections

  • Days after a team of three senior officers attached to central institutions from the public health sector visited Mumbai, Kalyan-Dombivli, Nashik, Dhule, Jalgaon and Aurangabad districts/cities between March 7 and 12, the state government admitted that it is witnessing a second wave of Covid-19 infections and has begun taking measures to contain the spread of the virus. As of March 15, 65.72% of the daily caseload (85,696 out of 130,547) and 65.64% of the active cases (9,893 of the 15,051) were from these eight districts. Maharashtra’s current Covid-19 tally stands at 140,079 active cases with 2,154,253 recoveries and 52,996 deaths.
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Commuters at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), in Mumbai, on March 16. Days after the Central team’s visit to six Maharashtra districts and municipal corporations, the state government said it is witnessing a second wave of Covid-19 infections.(Niharika Kulkarni / REUTERS)

Commuters at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), in Mumbai, on March 16. Days after the Central team’s visit to six Maharashtra districts and municipal corporations, the state government said it is witnessing a second wave of Covid-19 infections.(Niharika Kulkarni / REUTERS)

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A health worker collects a swab sample from a woman to test for Covid-19 infection, at Bai Rukminibai Hospital, in Kalyan, on March 13. After witnessing the peak of the first wave on September 17 with 24,619 cases, the daily caseload in Maharashtra had dropped to as low as fewer than 2,000 cases in the first week of February, HT reported.(Rishikesh Choudhary / HT Photo)

A health worker collects a swab sample from a woman to test for Covid-19 infection, at Bai Rukminibai Hospital, in Kalyan, on March 13. After witnessing the peak of the first wave on September 17 with 24,619 cases, the daily caseload in Maharashtra had dropped to as low as fewer than 2,000 cases in the first week of February, HT reported.(Rishikesh Choudhary / HT Photo)

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A health worker notes details from a man during a swab collection drive, at Govandi in Mumbai, on March 14. After reporting 1,927 infections on February 2, cases started rising Maharashtra and the state reported 17,864 cases on March 16—the highest single-day spike after 167 days (18,317 cases were clocked on September 30), HT reported.(Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

A health worker notes details from a man during a swab collection drive, at Govandi in Mumbai, on March 14. After reporting 1,927 infections on February 2, cases started rising Maharashtra and the state reported 17,864 cases on March 16—the highest single-day spike after 167 days (18,317 cases were clocked on September 30), HT reported.(Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

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A view of a deserted street in Aurangabad during a complete weekend lockdown in wake of rising Covid-19 cases, on March 13. As of March 15, 65.72% of the daily caseload and 65.64% of the active cases were reported from eight districts—Pune, Nagpur, Thane, Mumbai, Nashik, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Aurangabad—which are being closely monitored by state authorities, HT reported.(ANI)

A view of a deserted street in Aurangabad during a complete weekend lockdown in wake of rising Covid-19 cases, on March 13. As of March 15, 65.72% of the daily caseload and 65.64% of the active cases were reported from eight districts—Pune, Nagpur, Thane, Mumbai, Nashik, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Aurangabad—which are being closely monitored by state authorities, HT reported.(ANI)

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Police personnel check vehicles at CA Road during a week-long lockdown declared after a surge in Covid-19 cases, in Nagpur, on March 15. Maharashtra on March 16 reported 87 deaths. The case fatality rate (CFR) of the state stood at 2.49% and the recovery rate at 95.66%, HT reported.(HT Photo)

Police personnel check vehicles at CA Road during a week-long lockdown declared after a surge in Covid-19 cases, in Nagpur, on March 15. Maharashtra on March 16 reported 87 deaths. The case fatality rate (CFR) of the state stood at 2.49% and the recovery rate at 95.66%, HT reported.(HT Photo)

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Senior citizens at a help desk during a Covid-19 vaccination drive at Saifee Hospital, Marine Lines in Mumbai, on March 16. Dr Pradeep Awate, state surveillance officer, told HT that the state has been witnessing the second wave and the cases are likely to cross the peak witnessed during the first wave.(Anshuman Poyrekar / HT Photo)

Senior citizens at a help desk during a Covid-19 vaccination drive at Saifee Hospital, Marine Lines in Mumbai, on March 16. Dr Pradeep Awate, state surveillance officer, told HT that the state has been witnessing the second wave and the cases are likely to cross the peak witnessed during the first wave.(Anshuman Poyrekar / HT Photo)

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A woman wearing a face mask walks past a Covid-19 graffiti in Navi Mumbai, on March 8. Meanwhile, Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope met with Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on March 16 and requested to release 2 million doses of vaccine per week, enabling Maharashtra to inoculated 1.77 crore people from the priority groups that are being vaccinated, HT reported.(Francis Mascarenhas / REUTERS)

A woman wearing a face mask walks past a Covid-19 graffiti in Navi Mumbai, on March 8. Meanwhile, Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope met with Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on March 16 and requested to release 2 million doses of vaccine per week, enabling Maharashtra to inoculated 1.77 crore people from the priority groups that are being vaccinated, HT reported.(Francis Mascarenhas / REUTERS)

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A police personnel being vaccinated against Covid-19, at Rajawadi Hospital, in Mumbai, on March 16. Tope also has requested the Central government to allow 158 more private and public hospitals to set up vaccination centres. Of the 367 hospitals for which the demand was raised, 209 have been given permission, while the remaining are still awaiting the centre’s approval, HT reported.(Satish Bate / HT Photo)

A police personnel being vaccinated against Covid-19, at Rajawadi Hospital, in Mumbai, on March 16. Tope also has requested the Central government to allow 158 more private and public hospitals to set up vaccination centres. Of the 367 hospitals for which the demand was raised, 209 have been given permission, while the remaining are still awaiting the centre’s approval, HT reported.(Satish Bate / HT Photo)

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