Maharashtra witnesses about 2,000 new patients on three consecutive days; Indian Armed Forces deployed in Mumbai

New Delhi/ Mumbai: The number of deaths due to Coronavirus in the country has crossed 3,200. Moreover, the number of patients has gone up to 1,05,000. Maharashtra has the most number of patients throughout the country, and on Tuesday, for the third consecutive day, the state saw more than 2,000 cases. Hence, the total number of cases in Maharashtra has crossed 37,000. 43 people lost their lives in Mumbai due to the Coronavirus within 24 hours, whereas, 1411 more cases have also been reported. Against this background, five units of Indian Armed Troops have been deployed in Mumbai. Besides, other hotspot regions, apart from Mumbai, have not been granted any relaxations in the Lockdown 4.0. Moreover, the rest of the regions apart from red zones have permission to start bus service and shops.

On Tuesday, 2100 new patients emerged in Maharashtra. Earlier, on Monday, the number of new patients was 2033, and on Sunday, it was 2347. While the state witnesses more than 6500 Coronavirus patients in the fourth phase, the state government has activated new rules and guidelines. Now, the state will not have green, orange and red zones- it will only have two zones. The government has distinguished the state int red zone and non-red zone. The state currently has 28 Municipal red zone regions. Mumbai metropolis, Pune, Solapur, Aurangabad, Malegaon, Nashik, Dhule, Jalgaon, Akola and Amravati are the cities under the red zone. The state government has clarified that there will be no public transport service resuming in these regions any time soon.

The number of COVID patients increasing in Mumbai has made the situation worrisome. Even police are getting infected, as are the medical workers. The number of infected police personnel is more than 700. Moreover, 40 policemen are reporting positive in Mumbai every day. Since the Mumbai police are working under pressure and hence, the Maharashtra government had demanded about five units of the armed forces be deployed in the city. So far, the central government has deployed nine units of Indian Armed Force in Mumbai.

Meanwhile, the number of Coronavirus cases in the country has crossed 1,05,000. In the last 64 days, the number of COVID cases has shot up from 100 to 1,00,000. This situation proves to be of grave concern. However, at the same time, the number of patients cured has also increased. Moreover, the number of deaths due to the virus in the country has also reduced. In India, the ratio of people dying due to the virus is 0.2 to the ratio of 1,00,000, whereas, at an international level, this ratio is 4.1, says the health department. Furthermore, it also said that so far, there have been 24 lakhs tests in the nation.

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