Photos: Maharashtra witnesses sharpest spike in Covid-19 cases in 137 days

  • Maharashtra on March 3, reported 9,855 Covid-19 infections, its highest single-day spike since October 17 when the state reported 10,259 cases. The state tested 87,627 samples, and had a positivity rate of 11.25%, while the state’s overall positivity rate stood at 13.2% on March 3. Vaccination centres saw a rush of beneficiaries on March 3—Day 3 of the second phase of the countrywide inoculation drive. Maharashtra’s current Covid-19 tally stands at 82,343 active cases and 52,280 deaths.
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People queue while flouting social distancing norms, to get vaccinated against coronavirus disease (Covid-19), during the second phase of the countrywide inoculation drive, at BKC in Mumbai on March 2. Maharashtra on March 3 reported 9,855 Covid-19 infections, its highest single-day spike since October 17.(PTI )

People queue while flouting social distancing norms, to get vaccinated against coronavirus disease (Covid-19), during the second phase of the countrywide inoculation drive, at BKC in Mumbai on March 2. Maharashtra on March 3 reported 9,855 Covid-19 infections, its highest single-day spike since October 17.(PTI )

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Covid-19 vaccine beneficiaries seen in the waiting area at Bai Rukminibai Hospital in Kalyan, Maharashtra on March 2. Maharashtra also reported 42 deaths owing to Covid-19 on March 3, taking the toll to 52,280, HT reported.(Rishikesh Choudhary / HT Photo)

Covid-19 vaccine beneficiaries seen in the waiting area at Bai Rukminibai Hospital in Kalyan, Maharashtra on March 2. Maharashtra also reported 42 deaths owing to Covid-19 on March 3, taking the toll to 52,280, HT reported.(Rishikesh Choudhary / HT Photo)

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A view of a deserted market area during a weekend lockdown imposed due to the rise in Covid-19 cases, in Nagpur on February 28. The active caseload in Maharashtra rose to 82,343 on March 3.(PTI )

A view of a deserted market area during a weekend lockdown imposed due to the rise in Covid-19 cases, in Nagpur on February 28. The active caseload in Maharashtra rose to 82,343 on March 3.(PTI )

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An elderly woman interacts with a security personnel during a Covid-19 vaccination drive, at NMMC Hospital in Vashi, Navi Mumbai on March 3. Maharashtra tested 87,627 samples, and had a positivity rate of 11.25%, while the state’s overall positivity rate was 13.2% on March 3, HT reported.(Bachchan Kumar / HT Photo)

An elderly woman interacts with a security personnel during a Covid-19 vaccination drive, at NMMC Hospital in Vashi, Navi Mumbai on March 3. Maharashtra tested 87,627 samples, and had a positivity rate of 11.25%, while the state’s overall positivity rate was 13.2% on March 3, HT reported.(Bachchan Kumar / HT Photo)

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Large crowding of visitors seen at a beach in Mumbai on February 28. Maharashtra’s recovery rate stood at 93.77% with 6,559 patients discharged on March 3, HT reported.(Francis Mascarenhas / REUTERS)

Large crowding of visitors seen at a beach in Mumbai on February 28. Maharashtra’s recovery rate stood at 93.77% with 6,559 patients discharged on March 3, HT reported.(Francis Mascarenhas / REUTERS)

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A crowd of senior citizens at the Thane Municipal Corporation's post-Covid care vaccination centre at Majiwada area in Thane on March 3. Large crowding has been reported outside vaccination centres in Maharashtra since the second phase of the vaccination drive kicked off on March 1.(Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

A crowd of senior citizens at the Thane Municipal Corporation's post-Covid care vaccination centre at Majiwada area in Thane on March 3. Large crowding has been reported outside vaccination centres in Maharashtra since the second phase of the vaccination drive kicked off on March 1.(Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

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A health worker prepares to administer a dose of a Covishield vaccine to a senior citizen at the Rajawadi hospital in Mumbai on March 3. 51,240 beneficiaries were inoculated across 769 centres in Maharashtra on March 3. Of which, nearly 50% were senior citizens, HT reported.(Punit Paranjpe / AFP)

A health worker prepares to administer a dose of a Covishield vaccine to a senior citizen at the Rajawadi hospital in Mumbai on March 3. 51,240 beneficiaries were inoculated across 769 centres in Maharashtra on March 3. Of which, nearly 50% were senior citizens, HT reported.(Punit Paranjpe / AFP)

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An elderly person gets vaccinated against Covid-19 at Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai on March 3. Of the total vaccine shots administered in Mumbai on March 3, 50.37% were given to senior citizens, HT reported.(Satish Bate / HT Photo)

An elderly person gets vaccinated against Covid-19 at Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai on March 3. Of the total vaccine shots administered in Mumbai on March 3, 50.37% were given to senior citizens, HT reported.(Satish Bate / HT Photo)

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