Maharashtra police have reported 114 new new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, according to data released on Saturday morning, bringing the total number of active cases in the agency to 1,330. The number of deaths linked to COVID- 19 is 26, with a death in the previous 24 hours.
As of Thursday, there were 1,216 active COVID-19 cases among state police. On Wednesday, 131 new infections were reported, the ANI news agency said, bringing the total number of cases to 2,095.
Last month, Mumbai cops over the age of 55 were invited to stay in their homes while the state tried to control the epidemic. People over the age of 52 with medical conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure have received similar instructions.
Police officers, doctors and paramedics and sanitation workers are considered to be at higher risk of infection due to the nature of their work.
In Maharashtra, the most affected state in the country, 2,682 new cases and 116 deaths – the most in a single day – were reported on Friday, bringing the total to 62,228 and 2,098, respectively.
Mumbai, the state capital, considered the financial center of India, is the most affected city in the country with 36,932 cases and 1,173 deaths so far; The city recorded 1,447 new infections and 38 deaths on Friday.
The fourth phase of the lockdown should end at midnight on Sunday. Relaxation of restrictions on movement and economic activity should be granted by the center and the states during the fifth phase.
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said that while these easings are being applied to large parts of the state, Mumbai itself is unlikely to be released.
The outbreak in Maharashtra comes amid a disturbing increase across the country. India has reported more than 6,000 cases of COVID-19 every day since May 21, the last two producing more than 7,000 each.
There have been more than 1.74 cases of lakh in India, according to data from the Ministry of Health on Saturday morning, with 86,422 of them still active and 4,971 deaths. The country is the ninth most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, having increased by two points in less than seven days.
With the contribution of ANI