As the nation is currently in a state of turmoil, the state of Maharashtra is experiencing its worst case of Coronavirus as the cases have been on a rise day-by-day. Yesterday, 67 number of COVID-19 cases were reported in Maharashtra alone in which approximately 53 of those were from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region; this is a place where the spread of the virus can be speedy and secure. The rest of the cases were from the city.
Fearing that this might not stop, the Health Minister of Maharashtra, Rajesh Tope (1), has given pieces of hint that the Lockdown might get extended after April 14th in some areas of Maharashtra. As Mumbai has become a Hotspot for this deadly disease, the city expects to undergo Lockdown even after April 14th.
COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra
Maharashtra is experiencing one of its worst nightmares as the number of COVID-19 cases are on a continuous rise. As of Friday, that is yesterday; the state witnessed a total of 490 cases in which more than fifty percent, that is, 278 cases are from Mumbai alone. The death toll is currently 26 and is on the rise. Gradually, the virus is spreading towards Asia’s largest slum area, Dharavi, as a 56-year old man, from Dharavi, has died due to Coronavirus. According to the news, he had recently come in contact with a few people who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi. The Health Minister is in a state of fear as if the virus spreads in Dharavi, the number of casualties will skyrocket.
The state’s number of cases were doubled in the past two days. The number of cases on March 31st was 220, but now, it has almost crossed 500.
Eleven CISF personnel had also tested positive to COVID-19 when they were undergoing a regular checkup at the airport.