Pune, May 7: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday scheduled a meeting with the opposition leaders to discuss ways to curb the COVID-19 spread while chalking out a strategy for gradual lifting of the lockdown. Maharashtra is worst affected by the pandemic as the cases have risen steadily even during the lockdown. On Wednesday, the state reported 1,233 new cases taking the tally of the infected individuals to 16,758.
With a wide footprint of the COVID-19, the metropolitan cities of Mumbai and Pune as well as Thane district have seen 10,000, 2,000 and 1,404 cases, respectively. According to official data, 34 more individuals succumbed to the contagion on Wednesday taking the death toll to 651 while 3,094 people have been cured till now. So far, around 1,90,879 samples have been medically-checked, out of which, 1,73,838 have tested negative for the fatal disease, data adds. As per the Centre's guidelines, cluster containment action plan is being implemented in 1,048 containment zones across the State. Currently, 2,11,122 people are in-home quarantine and 13,107 are in institutional quarantine, data apprised. (UNI)