Maharashtra: COVID-19 tally crosses 2-lakh-mark, 7,074 cases reported in a day

The state of Maharashtra crossed the two-lakh-mark on Saturday, with 7,074 cases of COVID-19 being reported in a day.

Maharashtra: COVID-19 tally crosses 2-lakh-mark, 7,074 cases reported in a day

The state of Maharashtra hit another dangerous milestone on July 4, Saturday, as it crossed over 2 lakh cases of COVID-19. It also witnessed the single highest daily surge, with 7,074 cases being reported in the last 24 hours.

According to reports, 3,395 patients recovered in Maharashtra, which took the recovered tally to 1,08,082 cases with the recovery rate at 54.02 per cent. The state also saw 295 fatalities of which 124 deaths occurred in the last 48 hours and the remaining 171 are from the previous period. Maharashtra COVID-19 tally stands at 2,00,064 cases with 8671 fatalities.

On Friday, NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar met with CM Uddhav Thackeray at the Balasaheb Thackeray memorial, in the midst of rising complaints of NCP and Congress leaders about not being aware of the decision made by the government led by Uddhav Thackeray, to extend the lockdown till July 31. The CM had earlier extended the lockdown in the state till July 31. Additionally, he also unveiled the phase-four of ‘Mission Begin Again’ which allows the state certain economic relaxations amidst the lockdown.

However, the city of Mumbai has been put under section 144 till July 15. Movements have also been restricted to 2 km from one's residence, except for work or medical emergencies. Vehicles were earlier being impounded of people who were not following the rules.

While section 144 has been imposed in the city, areas adjoining Mumbai - the municipal corporations of Thane, Navi Mumbai, Kalyan-Dombivli, Mira-Bhayandar, Ulhansnagar, Panvel and Bhiwandi has been declared to be under complete lockdown for ten days. While Mumbai is still the major contributor with regards to cases of coronavirus, the satellite areas have seen a rapid rise in cases - Thane stands at 17,652, Kalyan at 9,804, Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) at 8,934. This makes it very crucial for these places to observe a lockdown to contain the spread of the infection.

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