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Maharashtra Coronavirus Live Updates: Cases cross 9.43 lakh with 20,131 additions – The Indian Express

Health workers test for Covid-19 at Mankhud, Mumbai on September 7, 2020. (Express Photo: Amit Chakravarty)

Maharashtra, Mumbai Coronavirus News Live Updates: Maharashtra on Tuesday reported 20,131 new Covid-19 cases, taking its tally to 9,43,772, while the death toll went up to 27,407 with 380 patients succumbing to the infection, state health department said.

A total of 13,234 patients were discharged after treatment in the day, taking the number of recoveries in the state to 6,72,556, a health official said. The state is now left with 2,43,446 active cases.

Of the 380 fatalities, 256 deaths had taken place in the last 48 hours while 94 had occurred in the last one week. The remaining 30 deaths had occurred before the last week, but were added in the data on last Friday, the official explained.

With 1,346 new cases, Mumbai’s tally rose to 1,58,756, while the fatality count increased by 42 in a day to 7,942.

The Mumbai division, which consists of Mumbai city and its satellite towns, reported 3,868 new cases, taking the total count of infections to 3,69,968. The division has seen 13,469 deaths so far. Pune city reported 1,711 cases and 35 fatalities in the day, taking its total infection count to 1,16,951 and toll to 2,817, the official said.

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Policemen ride horses as they patrol a deserted beach in Mumbai, Tuesday, September 1, 2020. (PTI Photo: Kunal Patil)

Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune, Thane Coronavirus News:

The number of novel coronavirus cases in Maharashtra rose to 9,23,641 on Monday after the state added 16,429 infections to its tally. With 423 deaths, the toll rose to 27,027. Maharashtra has over one-forth the number of cases across India, which stood at over 42.4 lakh (42,04,614) on Tuesday morning.

Mumbai detected 1,788 new cases on Monday taking the city’s Covid-19 tally to over 1.57 lakh (1,57,410). With 31 deaths, the toll increased to 7,897. Pune, meanwhile, reported 2,093 new cases on Monday, taking its count to over 1.05 lakh (1,05,905). The number of people who have succumbed the disease crossed the 2,500 mark in the city to reach 2,512 after 44 people died.

The Maharashtra Assembly convened on Monday for a two-day session. Scrambling to raise funds to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, the state government on Monday proposed additional budgetary grants worth Rs 29,085 crore for meeting projections of excess in expenditure. The proposal will be discussed by both Houses on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the state government has further reduced the prices for Covid-19 tests. Now, samples collect at home will cost Rs 2,000, while samples taken by laboratories will be Rs 1,200. If a lab collects samples from a hospital, Covid care centre or drive-through kiosk, the rate has been capped at Rs. 1,600.

In other news, Mumbai’s civic body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said it would increase the number of tests it conducts daily from around 7,500 to between 11,000-14,000. The BMC chief said 85 per cent of the tests would be RT-PCR while the remaining would be Rapid Antigen test.