Maharashtra Cabinet meeting at 3 pm today as 49,447 new COVID cases reported in last 24 hours
Maharashtra has added 4,26,108 cases in last two weeks as on March 31. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has said that he cannot rule out imposing a lockdown if the current Covid-19 situation prevails.
Maharashtra Cabinet meeting is scheduled to be held at 3 pm today through video conferencing to review Covid situation as the state continues to report the highest number of daily cases in the country. The state reported 49,447 new Covid cases and 277 deaths in the last 24 hours. The Covid-19 death toll mounted to 55,656.
Out of 49,447 new Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra, 9,090 cases were reported from Mumbai.
As many as 5,322 people have recovered from the disease in Mumbai on Saturday, taking the total number of recoveries to 3,66,365.
Amid the Covid-19 surge, the Maharashtra Education Department on Saturday announced that students from Class 1 to Class 8 will be promoted to the next class without any examination.
Maharashtra and Punjab are the two worst hit states in terms of their share in the total number of new cases and fatalities across the country in the last fortnight, according to official documents.
Maharashtra has added 4,26,108 cases in last two weeks as on March 31, while Punjab has added 35,754 cases in the same period.