COVID-19 update: Record 0.1 million cases in India; Maharashtra imposes weekly lockdown

More than 57,000 COVID-19 cases, 222 deaths from Maharashtra alone 

By DTE Staff
Published: Monday 05 April 2021

India recorded more than 0.1 million cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) — the highest single-day count reported since the beginning of the pandemic. More than 57,000 cases were from Maharashtra alone, a new record for the state that has imposed stringent restrictions and a weekend lockdown.

As many as 490 died as of April 4, 222 of which were from Maharashtra alone, according to the Union health ministry.

  • The restrictions, called Break the Chain, include night curfews from 8 pm till 7 am till April 30, 2021. The weekend lockdown will come into force 8 pm Friday and last till 7 am Monday. All types of shops and malls — except those selling groceries and medicines and vegetables — will remain shut till April 30.
  • Mumbai and Pune were among the districts that reported the highest number of cases at 11,026 and 12, 472 respectively as of April 4, 2021.
  • Delhi recorded 4,033 cases and 21 deaths, according to the Union health ministry.
  • Chhattisgarh reported as many as 5,250 cases and 20 deaths as of April 5; Punjab, among the states with the highest death rate in the country, recorded 3,006 cases and 51 deaths.
  • The country has more than 0.74 million active cases, at least 0.4 million of which are in Maharashtra alone, according to As many as 165,138 have died in the country.
  • The world as of April 5 recorded 131,993,083 COVID-19 cases and as many as 2,867,681 deaths, according to
  • India administered over three million vaccine doses April 4. As many as 73,054,295 doses have been administered since the drive began in January.
  • As many as 658 million doses hagve been administered across 151 countries so far, according to data collected by Bloomberg
  • Bangladesh imposed a week-long lockdown from April 5 to April 11 in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in the country.

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