UPDATED: April 2, 2021 9:58 PM IST
Maharashtra registered the highest single-day spike of 47,827 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours on Friday, according to the figures released by the health department.
In its latest update, the health department said Maharashtra recorded 202 fatalities due to the coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours.
The case fatality rate in the state stood at 1.91 per cent.
As of Friday, there are 3,89,832 active Covid-19 cases in the state.
The Covid-19 infections are rising by the day in Maharashtra, contributing nearly half of the country’s total in the last few days. Mumbai alone had over 8,000 positive patients on Thursday.
CM UDDHAV THACKERAY WARNS OF SECOND LOCKDOWN IN MAHARASHTRA
Owing to the surge in Covid-19 cases, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said a second lockdown can be imposed in the state.
Earlier, Uddhav Thackeray had asked officials at a meeting to prepare standard operating procedures (SOPs) so that lockdown can be imposed in a planned manner if required.
Officials were directed to ensure the supply of food grains, medicines and other essential items is maintained and medical facilities run in case a second lockdown in Maharashtra is imposed. Thackeray said that protecting people’s health is his priority, even as the government is trying its best to keep the economy afloat during the pandemic.