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After a 2-week lull, COVID fatality rises over the 500-mark in Maharashtra

In an alarming COVID development, Maharashtra's virus toll suddenly shot over the 500-mark for the first time in 14 days. Meanwhile, the number of fresh cases remained below the 10,000-mark, at 8,992 on Friday, lower than the April 16 peak of 68,631 cases. A high alert is still valid here for a third possible wave, especially in the wake of new circulating strains and variants.
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21 cases of new Delta Plus strain wreak havoc across Mumbai & 5 other Maharashtra districts

Amid the persisting troubles of the coronavirus and post-infection complications like black fungus cases, Maharashtra is now gripped by yet another horror. The coronavirus strain is continually evolving and now, around 21 cases of the dreaded Delta Plus variant of COVID-19 have been logged in here, the state Health Minister informed. This, he added, has raised fresh alarms across the territory, stretching the threat of a new disaster.

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COVID cases witness a sudden rise across Mumbai & other Maha districts even as positivity dips

Despite the decline in the COVID-19 positivity rate and fresh infections, covid cases continue to rise in Maharashtra. For the fourth time in a week, the state's morbid count scaled to a new peak, with 2,771 deaths in just 24 hours. The cumulative toll now clocks over 1.11 lakh, the highest in India. As per health officials, the fresh case count dipped to 10,442 infections on Sunday while the aggregate statistic crossed over the 59 lakh mark.

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Delhi team to replicate the 'exemplary' Mumbai Model for pandemic control in the national capital

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation devised an effective pandemic control strategy, the 'Mumbai Model' to mitigate the impact of the second wave peak in the MMR, effectively. Impressed by this multi-thronged yet detailed approach, a Delhi government team on Wednesday, informed that it plans to replicate the layout in the national capital to diffuse the coronavirus spell. A study team visited Mumbai from Delhi to learn about the intricacies of the combination defence lineup, against the perils of the COVID pandemic.

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Mumbai & other Maha districts to follow lockdown-like curbs till June 15, with some relaxations

The Maharashtra government on Sunday announced the extension of the present lockdown-like restrictions in the state till June 15. However, the administration has awarded certain relaxations in wake of the substantial infection arrest across the territory, as per people's expectations. The government also released a set of guidelines regarding the eased protocols which highlights that all shops that were earlier allowed to operate only from 7 AM to 11 AM, can now function till 2 PM.

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