Mumbai, March 19: Mumbai on Friday reported over 3,000 COVID-19 cases in a day. It is the highest single-day count of coronavirus infections since the outbreak of the deadly virus. A total of 3,062 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Mumbai in the past 24 hours. Ten people also succumbed to COVID-19 in the maximum city since Thursday evening. Lockdown is an Option, Says Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray as COVID-19 Cases Rise Alarmingly.
According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, 3,55,897 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 so far in the city. Till now, 11,565 coronavirus patients lost their lives due to the deadly virus. There are currently over 20,000 active cases in Mumbai. A total of 3,23,281 patient have recovered from COVID-19 in the city. Maharashtra Government Issues Fresh COVID-19 Guidelines Amid Rising Coronavirus cases; Private Offices, Theatres to Operate at 50% Capacity Till March 31.
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After witnessing the highest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases a day before, Maharashtra reported a slight dip in the daily count on Friday. The reported 25,681 new cases in the past 24 hours, taking the tally to 24,22,021. The COVID-19 death toll in Maharashtra jumped to 53,208 after 70 people succumbed to the deadly virus since Thursday evening. There are around 1.77 active cases in the state.
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Notably, the fatalities in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region have surpassed the 20,000 mark. Pune is the worst-hit district of the state with 4,58,597 have contracted COVID-19 so far. On Friday, the district reported 5,065 infections. Coronavirus cases in Nagpur also have also risen drastically in the past few days. The COVID-19 tally reached 1,85,787 in Nagpur.
Earlier in the day, state Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray urged people to follow COVID-19 protocols. Thackeray said that said lockdown is an option if people fail to follow COVID-19 protocols. Talking to reporters in Nandurbar, the Maharashtra CM also appealed to people to get vaccinated against the virus without fear.