Coronavirus Highlights: Maharashtra leads the national tally of Covid infections as the number of active coronavirus cases goes past 2 lakh.
COVID-19 is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle. (Reuters photo)
Coronavirus Highlights: After a promising beginning in 2021, India is again slipping into a disturbing territory of local lockdowns and Covid-related hospitalisations. Maharashtra and Karnataka are the worst-hit states in what the health experts are calling the second wave of the coronavirus in India. Many medical practitioners have said that such a recurring pattern of rising in infections is common for coronavirus. What is appalling is the little regard people are paying towards face masks and social distancing. Drop in the cases and opening up of the economic activities had led to increased mobilisation of people.
But this has led to higher levels of community transmission. The government has so far said that foreign variants of the coronavirus have no role in the current surge. An FE report had earlier highlighted how the guard was let down and the testing levels were decreased, which has led to the fresh spike in the Covid-19 infections. On Sunday, India logged in the highest number of coronavirus cases in the last 80 days. As states scramble to form an action plan to fight the coronavirus, here are all the latest, freshest and verified updates of coronavirus cases in India and around the world.
In Maharashtra, the worst-hit state in the country, the number of Covid-19 cases has been growing rapidly. Some districts have also imposed lockdown and severe curbs in order to control the spike. “Corona cases are increasing, if situation deteriorates then lockdown will be announced in districts that will report more cases,” Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Monday said. Around 20 lakhs people in Mumbai have been fined for not following COVID norms, he informed.