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Maharashtra Coronavirus Live Updates: Conspiracy to defame state, govt working effectively to tackle pandemic, says CM – The Indian Express

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Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune Coronavirus News Live Updates: There is a conspiracy to the state government who is taking all measures to effectively tackle the Covid pandemic, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray alleged on Sunday. His remarks came even as the state added as many as 22,084 fresh cases to its virus load, taking the overall tally to 10,37,765.

In a televised public address, Thackeray said: “Whatever political storms come, I will face… I will fight coronavirus too.” He also announced the launch of the ‘My Family, My Responsibility’ campaign to ensure citizens followed Covid guidelines to help curb the cases. With 391 more patients succumbing to the infection, the cumulative toll crossed the 29,000 mark and reached 29,115, it added.

As a sudden shortage of medical oxygen hits several states due to a spike in Covid-19 patients, several Maharashtra districts are now in the process of installing their own oxygen generation plants to cut dependence on suppliers. District collectors are working to set up their own oxygen plants in Osmanabad, Beed, Nandurbar and Pimpri Oxygen shortageChinchwad. More districts are set to issue tender for oxygen plants.

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Maharashtra now has 2,79,768 active cases.

A total of 13,489 patients were discharged after treatment in the day, raising the number of recoveries to 7,28,512.

The state now has 2,79,768 active cases, the department said in a release.

The case recovery rate now stands at 70.2 per cent, while the fatality rate is 2.81 per cent.

Mumbai saw 2,350 new cases in the day, taking its total tally to 1,67,656, it said, adding that the city’s death toll rose by 42 to 8,109.

Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), including Mumbai city, reported 5,942 cases and 77 deaths.

The total case tally in MMR reached 3,93,581 while the count of fatalities stood at 13,867.

While Pune city added 1,971 new cases, its neighbouring Pimpri Chinchwad reported 1,294 infections, it said.

Nashik city saw a rise of 1,174 patients while Sangli’s tally went up by 914 cases, it said.

Nagpurcity added 1,495 cases while Aurangabad city reported 914 infections.

Among other cities, Amravati added 235 patients, Chandrapur 144 cases and Jalgaon 102 cases.

Currently, 16,52,955 people are home quarantined while 38,275 others are placed in institutional quarantine in the state.

51,64,840 samples have been tested in the state until now.

The coronavirus tally in Maharashtra is as follows: Positive cases: 10,37,765, deaths: 29,115, recoveries 7,28,512, active cases: 2,79,768, and people tested 51,64,840.

(from PTI)