43 thousand new Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra; 249 deaths & 8,646 new cases in Mumbai alone  

Mumbai: – There was a record increase in the Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra in the last 24 hours. More than 43,000 new cases and 249 deaths were reported from the state of Maharashtra in a day. Out of these, 8,646 cases were reported from Mumbai alone. The state government has indicated that stricter measures may be retaken given the increasing incidence. The Maharashtra Health Minister said that if the situation is getting out of hand, lockdown will have to be imposed again. The Municipal Commissioner of Mumbai has indicated that restrictions on Malls and local services and the decision to open shops on alternate days may have to be taken.  

There is a rapid increase in Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra. In the last two days, 83,000 new cases have been reported. On Thursday, 43,183 new cases were reported. Mumbai municipal region, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Vasai-Virar, Mira-Bhayandar, Kalyan-Dombivali, Panvel, Raigadh and Palghar have collectively reported 14,786 new cases. A total of 34 deaths have been reported from this region.  

The maximum number of deaths have been reported from Nagpur circle in a single day. Nagpur circle reported 64 deaths and 5,575 new Coronavirus cases. Out of these 2,587 new cases and 50 deaths have been reported from Nagpur municipal region. After the Thane circle, the Pune circle reported the highest number of new cases. 9,309 new cases were reported from Pune circle, along with 23 deaths. Latur, Aurangabad and Akola circles reported 2682, 1,211 and 1,674 new cases and 30, 42 and 5 deaths, respectively.   

Meanwhile, there is the possibility of an increase in restrictions in the state of Maharashtra. The Coronavirus pandemic in Maharashtra is not being contained and the Union health department has convened an urgent meeting on Friday. The Health Minister said that the lockdown decision has not been taken, but there will not be any other option left if the situation festers. The Mayor of Mumbai clarified that harsh measures like restrictions on travel on the local services, closure of malls and theatres, the opening of shops on alternate days are under consideration.   

55,000 children contracted Coronavirus in March  

55,000 children contracted Coronavirus in March in Maharashtra. These include 15,500 children under the age of 10. This is the first time that Coronavirus infection has been noticed in children in such large numbers. Therefore, an appeal not to be careless is consistently being made to the citizens.   

Only in March, Maharashtra reported a whopping 650,000 new Coronavirus cases. Maharashtra reported 730,000 cases between October 2020 to February 2021. Mumbai alone reported 88,710 cases. The number of cases in Mumbai in March has increased by 475% compared to February. This shows how rapidly Coronavirus has spread in March. The rapid spread is being blamed on the carelessness of the citizens by not wearing masks and not following social distancing norms.   

There are 55,000 children in the new cases of Coronavirus reported from Maharashtra in March. There are 15,500 children below the age of 10 and 40,000 children are in the age group of 11 to 20. The number of new cases, in a month, in this age group constitutes 10% of the total new cases. Out of the new cases reported last month, 17% are from the age group 21 to 30, 22% from 31 to 40 and 18% new cases were from the age group 41 to 50. 

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