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Maharashtra Coronavirus Live Updates: Ahead of Assembly meet, nearly 40 test positive; more reports yet to come – The Indian Express

A worker sanitises PMPML buses in Pune.

Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune Coronavirus News Live Updates: At least two MLAs and 37 government staffers who were to attend the Monsoon Session of the Maharashtra legislature from Monday have tested positive for Covid-19. Sources said that while around 2,200 people, including legislators and government officials, have been tested since Saturday, the reports of some are yet to come in.

On Sunday, the state recorded the highest single-day spike of 23,350 virus cases, taking the overall tally to 9,07,212, health department said. The death count in the state reached 26,604 with 328 people succumbing to the infection, including 243 fatalities in the last 48 hours. A total of 7,826 patients were discharged in the day, raising the count of recoveries in the state to 6,44,400, the department said.

With unlock 4.0 coming into effect, for the first time this monsoon, the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the city on Sunday reached 100, or moderate category.

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Sharad Pawar leaves after a review meeting on Covid in Pune on Saturday. (Express Photo: Ashish Kale)

The recovery rate in the state now stands at 71.03 per cent while the case fatality rate is 2.93 per cent, an official told PTI.

The state now has 2,35,857 active cases while 46,47,742 samples have been tested so far.

Among cities, Mumbai saw the record spike of 1,910 new cases, taking its tally to 1,55,622. With 37 deaths, the toll in the city reached 7,869, the department said.

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), including Mumbai, added5,407 new cases to its tally at 3,61,799.

With 85 casualties, the cumulative toll mounted to 13,309 in the MMR, it said.

The number of cases rose by 2,638 in the day in Punecity while neighbouring Pimpri Chinchwad added 944 new patients.

Kolhapur city reported 519 cases while Sangli city added 530 patients, it said.

The number of new cases in Aurangabad and Nagpur rose by 377 and 1,518, respectively. Nashik city recorded 1,146 new cases.

The Covid-19 figures in Maharashtra are as follows: positivecases 9,07,212, deaths 26,604, recoveries 6,44,400, active cases 2,35,857, people tested 46,47,742.