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Pune hits 1.3 lakh, overtakes Mumbai in overall caseload – Times of India

MUMBAI: Maharashtra has crossed 20,000 Covid deaths with one-fourth of the casualties being reported in the 16 days of August. With an addition of 288 on Sunday, the state’s toll touched 20,037. Of these, 5,043 were reported in August, and Mumbai’s share for the month was down to 15%. Mumbai’s total is at 7,133 including the 47 reported on Sunday.

When the state marked its first 10,000 deaths on July 11, Mumbai accounted for 52% of the deaths. But in a shift in mortality trends, Mumbai’s share has dipped to 19%in the next 10,000 and mortalities have risen in Thane, Pune, Solapur, Nashik and Jalgaon.
State-wide, while the first 10,000 deaths came in 108 days, the last 10,000 were added in 37 days. The case fatality rate hovers around 3.36% with no decline seen in months.
Of 288 deaths reported on Sunday- a dip from the 300-plus deaths over the past four days- 233 were from the last 48 hours and 31 from last week. The remaining 24 were from weeks prior, which were added as part of reconciliation.
In terms of cases, the daily addition dropped after touching over 12,000 for the last two days in a row. On Sunday, 11,111 new cases were registered, taking total caseload close to the 6-lakh mark – 5,95,865.
Pune district’s total count of 1,30,606 crossed Mumbai’s overall figure of 1,28,726. Pune has 41,080 active cases, more than double, compared to Mumbai and suburban districts combined (17,581). Thane district too has more active cases (20,288) than Mumbai. Cases are also growing in smaller cities: Nashik (9,373 active), Kolhapur (7,109), Nagpur (7,539), Palghar (6,519), Aurangabad (5,822). Public health minister Rajesh Tope had last week expressed concern over the virus spreading in rural and semi-urban areas.
In the MMR, Kalyan-Dombivli on Sunday reported 320 Covid-19 patients and 8 deaths, taking the total to 24,420, including 497 deaths. Ulhasnagar reported the highest recovery rate – 93.54%; now it has only 296 active patients. There were 351 positive cases from NMMC too, taking total Covid-19 count to 20,900, and three deaths which took the toll to 506.
Meanwhile, ex-MP and former CM Narayan Rane’s son Nilesh has tested positive for Covid-19. He tweeted about his condition.