Maharashtra today (22 May) witnessed its largest ever single day Covid-19 spike with the total cases rising by 2,940 in a single day. The total Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra as a result stand at 44.582.
As per reports, Maharastra has seen a single day spike of over 2,000 cases for six consecutive days now. The death toll in the state currently stands at 1,517.
Out of the 44,582 cases, 30,474 are active and 12,583 have been discharged post recovery.
The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had earlier launched a ''Maharashtra bachao'' agitation sporting black bands, carrying banners and posters criticising the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) of failure to handle the COVID-19 pandemic.
"The hospitals are full, there are no ambulances available, there is no food in quarantine centres, private hospitals are charging exorbitant amounts due to which the common people are unable to afford Covid-19 treatment. But the government has done nothing despite the seriousness of the crisis”, former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was quoted as saying.
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is, all in all, a reader-subscription-backed business model and in order to make sure we build a media platform with only the best interests of India at heart, we need your backing.
And in challenging times like this, we need your support now more than ever—to continue bringing you stories that are often shrugged off.
For us to invest in quality reporting and continue bringing you the right stories, it takes a lot of time and money.
Partner with us, be a patron or a subscriber. We need your support, throughout.