Maharashtra, Mumbai Coronavirus, Weather Today Live Updates: Maharashtra on Tuesday reported 10,425 fresh cases of coronavirus infection, taking the state’s case tally to 7,03,823, said a state health official. With this, cases in Maharashtra crossed the seven lakh-mark. The state had crossed the six lakh-mark on August 17. The death toll due to the pandemic in the state rose to 22,794 with 329 fatalities being reported during the day.
Mumbai reported 587 new cases and 35 deaths. The number of COVID-19 cases in the city thus rose to 1,37,683 and death toll to 7,474. There are 17,938 active coronavirus cases in Mumbai now. Pune city reported 1,228 new cases and 36 deaths.
At the inauguration of the first jumbo Covid facility for Pune at College of Engineering Pune (CoEP), the chief minister reiterated that the state government would not remain ignorant of the pandemic situation and be prepared to handle a “second wave” of the infection.
Ganesh puja underway in Mumbai on Sunday. (Amit Chakraborty)
As many as 14,219 people discharged on Monday, pushing the number of recoveries to 5,02,490, said a state health department official, adding that the state now has nearly 1,68,126 active cases.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray Monday directed municipal corporations in Thane district to intensify their fight against COVID-19.
Thackeray reviewed the status of the pandemic in Thane district during his visit. “Civic bodies in Thane district should intensify their fight against COVID-19 with the help of Corona Vigilance Committees,” he said while speaking at a meeting held at the Thane Municipal Corporation.
State Health Minister Rajesh Tope Monday said the tele-ICU facility has been implemented successfully in Mumbai, Bhiwandi and Thane, reported PTI.
Tope said this facility would now be set up in Jalna, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Solapur and Akola districts.
The minister told reporters that the proposal to use the technology, in which the condition of the patient is checked via a monitor attached to each bed by expert doctors who would then suggest the best line of treatment, has been given by Mediscape Foundation.