Maharashtra recorded a single-day spike of 55,469 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, taking the state’s total tally of cases to 31,13,354. This is the highest single-day spike, recorded since the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic hit the state. With the second wave of the pandemic hitting the country hard, Maharashtra remains the worst affected state amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.
The state recorded 297 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking its death toll to 56,330. 34,256 recoveries were recorded in the past 24 hours, taking the state’s tally to 25,83,331. Currently, there are 4,72,283 active cases in Maharashtra. Maharashtra had recorded 47,288 infections on Monday, 8,181 cases less than Tuesday’s record.
With 8,181 more cases in a single day, Maharashtra’s civic body has said that the doubling rate of cases in the city has come down to 40 days from 42 days and the situation can have serious consequences.
The situation in the state might worsen more so the authorities have imposed a lockdown during the weekend from 8 pm on Friday to 7 am on Monday to break the chain of the virus’s mutilation. Night curfews have been implemented once again and recreational places such as Restaurants, Bars and Eateries have once again been asked to shut down and abide by the government’s regulations.