Maharashtra Mumbai Coronavirus News Live Updates: Maharashtra’s Covid-19 case count crossed two lakh with a record single-day spike of 7,074 new cases on Saturday. Fatalities in the state continued to rise with 295 deaths, taking the toll to 8,671. Of these 124 were reported in the last 48 hours, while the remaining between March and end-May.
With 1,163 new cases, Mumbai now has 83,237 cases. The city recorded 68 deaths due to coronavirus in the last 48 hours, taking its toll to 4,762. Dharavi, on Saturday recorded its lowest increase in cases at two, taking the total count from the highly congested and one of the largest slums to 2,311.
Meanwhile, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started Sero-surveillance to monitor Covid 19 spread in Mumbai last week in partnership with NITI Aayog and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). Three wards M/West, F/North and R/North were selected and surveys began in both slum and non slum areas. In one week 10,000 samples will be collected.
Healthcare staff conducting Covid-19 symptoms screening at a housing society in Dharavi (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)
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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said that its reconciliation process of data of over three months was nearing completion. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region areas also continued to record an increase in number of cases. Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation recorded a spike of 633 cases — highest for the corporation till now, taking the total cases from the area to 9,804. With 396 new cases, Thane Municipal Corporation has recorded 11,610 cases. Pune city on Saturday recorded 1,120 cases, taking the count to 21,354 cases.
Of the 68 people who succumbed to Covid-19 in Mumbai, 51 had comorbidities, officials said. At least three of the deceased were below 40 years, while 41 others were aged above 60 years.
According to government data, 5,96,038 people are in home quarantine and 41,566 people are in institutional quarantine. So far, out of 10,80,975 laboratory samples, 2,00,064 have tested positive (18.51%). The recovery rate in the state is 54.02% with 1,08,082 Covid-19 patients discharged so far.