According to a research done among 3,000 Covid patients, 20 per cent of them had contracted the virus while visiting markets or marriage functions.
The CM chaired a review meeting on the COVID-19 situation in Mumbai, which was also attended by BMC commissioner IS Chahal.
The death of 94 infected persons, the highest in a day so far, pushed the toll to 5,170, said a department release.
Chennai reported 2,636 cases and 11 deaths. The capital has an active caseload of 22,420.
A total of 66,689 COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs) were operational, marking a rise of an average of 21,689 operational centres (45,000 CVCs on an average are functional on any given day).
Total 2,402 new Covid cases were reported in Uttarakhand on Friday taking the total active cases count in the state to 13,546.
Aimed at creating awareness among police personnel, the advisory by Dr. Neeraj Kaushik said the new mutated virus has potential to skip immunity and even vaccine.
State FDA Minister Rajendra Shingane said pharma companies manufacturing Remdesivir have stepped up production but it will take time for the new stock to reach market.
The judges observed that the decision taken by the government was undoubtedly for the welfare of the public.
The positivity rate of the day for the state shot up to 11.11%, however, the case fatality rate of the day was low at 0.52%.
These include 1,109 samples testing positive for the UK variants, 79 for the South Africa variant and one sample for the Brazil variant, the ministry said.
In a statement, the collector said the decision was taken to bolster the COVID resistance. The police would set up check posts on the entry points of six towns to implement the decision, he said.
On the day of the declaration of poll results, there will be a huge gathering of people violating social distancing norms and the police will not be able to take any decisive action, said the plea
Thirty-one more people succumbed to the disease in the state, pushing the death toll to 3,072, the report said.
In an order, the poll panel curtailed the time for campaign up to 7 pm. Earlier it was up to 10 pm.