Maharashtra on Sunday recorded 18,056 new coronavirus infections, pushing the state’s overall tally to 13,39,232, the state health department said. With the death of 380 patients, the total number of fatalities reached 35,571, it said. A total of 13,565 patients were discharged taking the state’s recovery count to 10,30,015, PTI reported the state’s department as saying.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has directed district collectors of Marathwada, North Maharashtra and Vidarbha regions to increase testing and strictly collect fines from those who do not wear face masks as the coronavirus tally across the state continued to rise.
Thackeray reviewed the Covid-19 situation in the three regions through a video-conference with the guardian ministers and senior bureaucrats from Mantralaya. On Friday, Thackeray had reviewed the novel coronavirus situation in Konkan and Pune regions. The review meets come two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the chief ministers of seven states to focus on the districts that have a large number of infection cases. During the video-conference, Thackeray had informed Modi that the state was aiming to conduct 1.5 lakh Covid-19 tests daily.