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Maharashtra Coronavirus, Weather Today Live Updates: Over 6.7 lakh cases, Mumbai’s tally rises to 1,35,362 – The Indian Express

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and family pray to Lord Ganesh. (Photo: Twitter @ Office of Uddhav Thackeray)

Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune Coronavirus, Weather Today Live Updates: With 14,492 new coronavirus cases, the overall tally in the state rose to 6,71,942 on Saturday, a health official said. With 297 infected patients succumbing to the virus, the death toll increased to 21,995, he added.

In Mumbai, 1,134 new cases and 32 deaths were reported. The tally in the city thus rose 1,35,362 and death toll reached 7,388.

As celebrations for Ganesh Chaturthi began on Saturday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray reminded people of their social responsibility to wear masks and maintain social distance. “Usually, the festival is organised with pomp and gaiety, which is lacking this time due to the prevailing situation. This is a test for us. I urge you not to forget your social responsibility of wearing masks, maintaining physical distance and avoiding crowding. People should keep washing their hands frequently,” he was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall, accompanied with with gusty winds, in Mumbai and neighbouring Thane, Raigad and Palghar districts over the next 24 hours.

There are 1,69,516 active cases as 4,80,114 patients have been discharged after recovery in the state.

The number of active cases in Mumbai is 18,301, the official said.

Pune city reported 1,581 new cases along with 40 deaths. The total number of cases in Pune city is 87,862 and death toll is 2,289, the official said.

So far 35,66,288 tests have been carried out in the state.

Maharashtra’s COVID-19 figures are as follows: Total cases 6,71,942, New cases 14,492, Death toll 21,995, Recoveries 4,80,114, Active cases 1,69,516, and people tested so far 35,66,288.