77,000+ Coronavirus Cases: Maharashtra has Given Up Fight Against Coronavirus?

On 4th of June Maharashtra created one more record with 2933 new cases. Death toll in state has almost reached 3000 mark with 129 new death cases on Thursday.  Maharashtra is the most affected state in the country. Since day 1 the cases have been increasing exponentially. However, to some comfort, the state has over 33,000 recoveries and around 41,000 cases are still active in the state. Recently we tried to found that Maharashtra was improving with resprect to contianing the virus. However, in past few days the number of cases have increased rapidly.

One of the most worrying factors is the rapid rise in cases in the Mumbai. Till date Mumbai alone has accounted to around 45,000 cases which is more than 50% of the state total. On 4th June Mumbai registered its biggest growth with 1442 cases. When most of the cities have stated to contain the growth of virus, Mumbai has completely failed to stop the spread of virus. To add to the sufferings of people of financial capital, the containment zones in Mumbai rose to 743 which was around 706 as of May 29. The main reason behind rising cases in state and in Mumbai is because of high density of population and no living space. Mumbai has twice the pop of slums than Hyderabad and 7 time than that of Bengaluru.

According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) the rate of new infection is Maharashtra is more than double the national average. The national average at present stands 6.67 cases per 100 tests while in Maharashtra the average number is 16 per 100 tests. This data clearly explains the sorry state of one of India’s largest state. Be it state or central, both are indulged in their politics while the situation is turning from bad to worst with every passing day. Not only this, Maharashtra is also contributing to rise in number of Coronavirus positive cases in other states too. The migrants returning to other states from Maharashtra have suddenly increased the number of  cases in their respective states.

Amid growing Coronavirus cases, Maharashtra government has allowed inter-district travel in the state. Not only this, shops in Mumbai are set to open from 5th June. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray took to twitter to announce the phase wise easing of restrictions in the state under “Mission Begin Again”. Shooting of films have already started with limited strength in Maharashtra. The state is struggling to keep itself afloat amid the Coronavirus crisis. Apart from Mumbai, Aurangabad, Palghar, Nashik too are registering continuous rise in the COVID19 cases. Returning to normality will be bigger challenge for the state. The state seems to have almost given up the fight against the pandemic.

Meanwhile, the total number of positive cases in India have breached 2,16,000 mark with over 9000 cases on 4th of June. The death toll has reached over 6000, however the total number of active cases in country stands at over 1,12,000. India at present is the seventh worst hit nation after USA, Brazil, Russia, UK, Spain and Italy.