Maharashtra reports 2,347 cases in last 24 hours, taking Mumbai’s total count to 20,000

Mumbai, the worst Coronavirus hit city in the country, reported a spike of 1,595 cases, taking the total number of cases to 20,000-mark. Maharashtra on Sunday reported 2,347 Coronavirus cases and 63 deaths in the last 24hours.  The total number of COVID-19 cases in the worst-hit state has crossed the milestone of 33,000.

Mumbai, the worst Coronavirus hit city in the country, reported a spike of 1,595 cases and 38 deaths, taking the total number of cases to 20,000-mark on Sunday. 734 people have died in Mumbai so far.

The total of fatality in the state is nearly 1,198. Around 7,688 Coronavirus patients have been cured.

Even before the centre’s announcement, Maharashtra extended the lockdown till May 31.  “The calibrated phase-wise relaxation of lockdown orders will be notified in due course,” says Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta

On Saturday, the COVID-19 cases in the Maharashtra had crossed the 30,000-mark.

The fourth phase of Countrywide lockdown, which will continue till May 31, has put the ball in the court of states, allowing them not only to colour-code the zones according to the incidence of COVID-19 , thereby taking a final decision on what activities are restricted and allowed in any particular area.

However, the Centre made it clear that only essential activities shall be allowed in Containment zones. The centre has allowed buses and other vehicles to run in city. But the key bars — on air travel, metro rail, malls, gyms, cinemas and big gatherings have been retained.

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