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Maharashtra Coronavirus Live Updates: Case tally crosses 2 lakh, death toll rises to 8,671 – The Indian Express

Testing for coronavirus in Mandala, Anushakti Nagar in Mumbai, on Friday.

Maharashtra Mumbai Coronavirus News Live Updates: Maharashtra’s Covid-19 case tally crossed two lakh with record single-day spike of 7,074 new cases, even as 295 fatalities took the death toll to 8,671, said the health department.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday told the officials in Mumbai that coordination was necessary to tackle the coronavirus pandemic as well as monsoon-related illnesses in the city. He held a review meeting with officials of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), an official release said.

The need of the hour was to increase tracing and testing of suspected coronavirus patients, he said. Mortality rate of the pandemic in the city too should be reduced, the chief minister said. BMC officials were working hard to contain the pandemic and even the central team had praised their efforts, he noted.

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Healthcare staff conducting Covid-19 symptoms screening at a housing society in Dharavi (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)

Maharashtra Mumbai Coronavirus News Live Updates

According to government data, Mumbai has 757 containment zones, while 9,800 high-risk contacts were traced in the last 24 hours. Till now 1.15 lakh high-risk contacts have been admitted to Covid Care Centres, it said.

Pune city on Friday recorded 698 cases, crossing 20,234 cases. Kalyan Dombivali recorded 617 cases — the highest for the corporation till now. Thane city recorded 451 cases, taking its total count to 11,214 cases.

Of the 150 people who died, 73 were from Mumbai, 16 from Pune, Thane 9, five each from Vasai Virar and Kalyan Dombivali, three each from Jalgaon and Bhivandi, and the rest from other districts.