Mumbai reported its biggest increase in coronavirus cases for the second day in a row. Mumbai reported, which recorded 2,877 cases yesterday, has recorded 3,062 cases of Covid in the past 24 hours, which is the city’s highest single-day increase in its total number of cases.
With this, Mumbai’s total active cases reached 20,140, while its overall coronavirus total stands at 3.55,897. The city’s recovery rate stood at 91%; 1,334 people have been released today.
10 people have died in the past 24 hours from the disease, bringing the total number of deaths in the city to 11,565.
Maharashtra’s daily figure is slightly lower than yesterday. The state had 25,833 new cases as of Thursday – the highest since the pandemic outbreak last year. Today, it reported 25,681, or more than 60% of the national total of daily coronavirus cases.
The government of Maharashtra today ordered all theaters, auditoriums and state offices to operate at 50% capacity.
“All private offices, except those related to health and other essential services, will operate at 50% of their capacity …”, says the ordinance.
It did, however, allow government and semi-government offices to respond to a call for staff attendance.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said today that the lockdown is an option to stem the growth of the virus in the state.
“I see lockdown as an option ahead. But I trust the people of the state to cooperate (and voluntarily follow COVID-19 standards) like last time,” he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during a virtual meeting of senior ministers on Wednesday said the country must stop the emergence of the second peak of the coronavirus. He asked them to increase testing and make sure people follow Covid protocols.