The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Sunday said that it has fined 20 lakh people for not wearing masks in Mumbai and has collected over ₹40 crore from them between April 2020 and March 21, 2021.
Notably, coronavirus cases in India have seen a spike and Mumbai has reported 3,775 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, taking the total number of infections in the city to 362,654.
Cases and containment zones have been on a consecutive rise in the city over the past six days. The BMC sealed 316 buildings, taking the number of active containment zones to 40.
Further, as per the Maharashtra Health Department, the state has on the whole reported 30,535 new COVID-19 cases, 11,314 recoveries and 99 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total infections in the state is now at 2,479,682 (24.72 lakh), including 210,120 active cases and 2,214,867 recoveries.
Deaths due to the virus stood at 53,399, with Maharashtra’s fatality rate now at 2.15 percent.
As India stares at the second Covid wave, 46,951 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours – biggest single-day jump since November 7 – took the country’s tally to 1,16,46,081 total infections, the government data this morning showed. Of the total cases, over 1.11 crore people have recovered so far, and 1,59,97 total deaths have been recorded.
In the last one week, India has seen the sharpest surge in fresh infections in nearly four months after the spread of virus had seemed to slow down.
In the last 24 hours, 212 deaths – linked to COVID-19 – were recorded, the highest since January 9 when 228 deaths were reported in a single day.
Punjab (2,644), Kerala (1,875), Karnataka (1,715) and Gujarat (1,580) were the other four states that saw that recorded the highest number of infections across the country in 24 hours, per the Health Ministry data.