Mumbai: Maharashtra is seeing a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases. For the first time since November, the number of COVID cases in the state crossed the 10,000-mark. Maharashtra recorded 10,216 fresh infections and 53 deaths in last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases in the state climbed to 21,98,399 and fatalities rose to 52,3939 in the past year, the highest in India.
The number of ‘active cases’ in the state stands at 88,838, with a cure rate of 93.52% and a death rate of 2.38%. With 86,794 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the state’s total test count has risen to 1,65,96,300. Currently, 410,411 people are in home isolation while another 4,203 are in institutional quarantine in the state.,Many colleges and universities in Mumbai remain closed as the number of COVID-19 cases is on the rise in Maharashtra once again.
The authorities have warned that resuming physical classes for students will be dangerous and this may cause an additional surge in COVID cases. Many institutes had resumed the physical classes for final year students in view of the upcoming end-term examinations in April and May. These institutes have shut down the college premises once again for the safety of the students and staff.
It is being speculated that due to the sudden rise in COVID-19 cases, the Maharashtra government may announce restrictions or curbs in the state. CM Uddhav Thackeray had earlier hinted at reimposing lockdown in the state.