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COVID-19 cases surged post-Diwali; no second wave reported: Kishori Pednekar

The Mumbai Mayor speaking to a news channel has asserted that the rise in COVID-19 cases is a result of the festivities and the city is not going through a second wave.

COVID-19 cases surged post-Diwali; no second wave reported: Kishori Pednekar
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Kishori Pednekar, Mumbai Mayor, asserting that there is no second wave of the coronavirus in Mumbai stated that the city has reported a surge in the number of COVID-19 patients as a result of the festivities.

Pednekar further added that if an individual is to not take adequate measures keeping in mind the aftereffects of COVID-19 then it will become further difficult to defeat the virus. In an interview to a news channel, the Mumbai Mayor stated that due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, the state government is yet to resume the Mumbai locals for the regular people. Moreover, schools are to not reopen in the city till December 31. Furthermore, Pednekar elucidated on the safety of the students adding that the decision has been taken keeping in mind the concerns of the parents.

Earlier on Thursday, November 19, Maharashtra reported 5,535 cases of the coronavirus taking the state's COVID-19 tally to 17,63,055. Currently, there are 79,738 active cases in the state. With 5,608 COVID-19 patients getting discharged in the day, the number of recovered soared to 16,35,971.

Moreover, the 154 deaths were reported in the following areas; 25 from Solapur, 14 from Vasai Virar, 13 from Thane, 12 from Satara, 8 from Nashik, 7 each from Pune and Nagpur, 6 each from Amrawati, 5 from Chandrapur, 4 each from Nanded, Pimpri Chinchwad and Nandurbar, three each from Palghar, Jalgaon, Aurangabad and Yavatmal, two each from Navi Mumbai, Mira Bhayandar, Kolhapur, Sangli, Sindhudurg, Latur, and Akola and one each from Bhandara, Washim, Beed, and Osmanabad.

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