More than 15,000 new cases of Covid in Maharashtra, Mumbai records highest jump in months

Up to 90% of Mumbai patients, who tested positive for Covid-19 in January and February this year, resided in high-rise buildings.

UPDATE MARCH 12, 2021 at 8:12 p.m. IST

The city of Mumbai reported 1,646 new Covid-19 infections recorded in the past 24 hours, registering the highest single-day peak in months. On March 10, the daily number of infections in Mumbai crossed the 1,500 mark for the first time in 2021, with the city recording 1,539 new infections. With 1,508 cases on March 11, there was a slight drop on Thursday, which was followed by another sharp rise that broke the 1,600 mark.

Maharashtra also supported its surge with 15,817 new Covid-19 infections, which broke all records this year. On Thursday, the state reported 14,317 cases, which was the highest peak in a single day until yesterday.

Maharashtra lockdown: these districts announced new limits amid Covid-19 peak

Several districts of the state, including Nagpur, Thane, Nashik. Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Nanded, Parbhani have imposed restrictions due to the sudden increase in the number of cases. On Friday, Pune rolled back the nighttime curfew and limited the schedule for hotels and restaurants. Nagpur will be under strict lockdown from March 15.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation revealed that in Mumbai, most of the positive cases reported in January and February were from high-rise buildings. Giving a percentage of the data, the civic body said at least 90% of cases came from apartments and only 10% came from slums and chawls.

Speculation of a full lockdown has been around since February, when the number of cases started to rise. Amravati, Yavatmal and Akola were the first to place curbs for the second time after the nationwide lockdown. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has rejected any immediate lockdown in Mumbai because it relies on monitoring and testing, tracking. No decision on whether Mumbai’s local train services will be restricted to the public has yet been made.

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