8,293 new cases in Maharashtra as Covid-19 spike continues amid lockdown
After a slight dip on Saturday, Mumbai again witnessed a rise in the number of fresh infections as the city’s daily Covid-19 count was 1,051 on Sunday. Maharashtra, on the other hand, reported 8,293 fresh cases, in a slight dip from Saturday’s 8,623 daily count. Against this rise, 3793 people were discharged on Sunday.
On Saturday, Mumbai’s daily count fell to 987. On Thursday and Friday, the count consistently remained above 1,000 with 1,145 and 1,035 cases, respectively. Since the middle of February, the Covid-19 situation in Maharashtra became a cause of worry as a steady rise in daily cases has been reported from districts.
There are 12 active containment zones in Mumbai and 133 buildings have been sealed, according to data released by the Bhrihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.
The Centre on Sunday said, six states, Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Gujarat, contributed to 86.37 per cent of fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
Among other districts, Pune recorded 790 new cases, Navi Mumbai 153, Thane 211, Amravati 632, Nagpur 796.