As COVID-19 cases are rising across the world, the Maharashtra government has directed all the districts to be cautious and strictly follow the Covid-19 guidelines.
Dr Pradeep Vyas, additional chief secretary (health) wrote in a letter dated March 17, which was addressed to municipal commissioners and district collectors reads â€œIn the past 24 hours, some countries have recorded highest ever new Covid cases since the beginning of the pandemic two years ago. Some new variant is suspected to be fuelling infections in Israel and other countriesâ€.
Since March number of COVID-19 cases is on rise for two straight weeks and was 1.75 million cases a day, up 18%.
Asia is the largest contributor to the global total, accounting for nearly half (48%) of all new cases reported globally in the previous week. It is closely followed by Europe, which accounts for 42 percent of all new infections reported around the world.
Maharashtra witness third COVID-19 wave in December 2021 and the first week of January 2022, followed by Omicron variant; the highest number of case were reported on January 12 this year, with 46,723 cases.
However, number of cases has steadily decreased since then.