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Covid19 LIVE Updates: Mumbai crosses 10,000-mark; CM Uddhav Thackeray meets representatives of political parti – Mumbai Mirror

May 7, 2020, 20.43PM

The number of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai on Wednesday crossed the 10,000-mark at 10,527 with 769 new cases and 25 deaths, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. The overall death toll has crossed the 400 mark to reach 412.However, the Worli-Koliwada, which was Mumbai’s first containment zone, will be decontained today and the fishermen can go back to carrying out their businesses too.Maharashtra witnessed the highest single-day jump on Wednesday with 1,233 new cases, taking the state’s coronavirus tally to 16,758. Along with this, 34 casualties were reported in the state and with this, the death toll went up to 651.Meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi on Thursday will virtually participate in a Buddha Purnima programme on Thursday which is being organised in honour of the COVID-19 victims and frontline warriors.The nationwide tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases crossed 52,000 with Maharashtra topping the table, followed by Gujarat, Punjab and Delhi.

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