Aurangabad: Covid situation continues to remain grim in the eight districts of Marathwada region of Maharashtra as the region recorded a spike 8,093 cases and 173 fatalities in the past 24 hours, according to the health authorities.
Details from all the district headquarters showed that out of the eight districts of the region, Nanded and Beed district are the worst-affected, which recorded the highest number with 1,210 cases and 28 deaths each, followed by Aurangabad 1496 cases and 27 deaths, Latur with 1478 new cases and 26 deaths, Parbhani 943 cases and 25 deaths, Jalna had 809 cases and 16 deaths, Osmanabad registered 719 cases and 16 deaths and Hingoli registered 216 new cases and 7 deaths.
Meanwhile, during the past 24 hours, 66,836 fresh cases of COVID-19 were recorded across the state, taking the total number of infections to 41,61,676. The state also registered 773 more deaths, taking the death toll to 63,252.
In view of the rising number of cases, the state government has imposed strict restrictions till May 1 under the initiative of ‘break the chain’, exempting emergency services.