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Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune Coronavirus Live Updates: State records over 20,000 new cases, death toll up by 455 – The Indian Express

Health workers conduct Covid-19 test at a municipality dispensary in Nimoni Baug in Mumbai
(Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty)

Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune Coronavirus News Live Updates: Maharashtra on Sunday recorded as many as 20,598 new coronavirus positive cases, which took the state’s overall tally to 12,08,642, the health department said. With 455 more fatalities, the state’s death toll mounted to 32,671, PTI reported.

A total of 26,408 patients were discharged during the day, the department said in a statement.

So far, 8,84,341 patients have recovered in the state. There are 2,91,238 active cases in Maharashtra at present. As many as 58,72,241 people have been tested across the state so far, the statement said.

Pune district, meanwhile, reported 3,667 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total count to 2,52,168, PTI quoted a health official as saying on Sunday.

The death toll in the district reached 5,698 as 69 patients succumbed to the disease, the official said.

Earlier on Sunday, senior BJP leader and former Maharashtra minister Sudhir Mungantiwar tweeted that he had been detected with the novel coronavirus, reported PTI. He said he had isolated himself and requested those who had come in contact with him over the past few days to get themselves tested.

Mungantiwar was finance and forest minister in the previous Devendra Fadnavis government.

A 106-year-old woman from Thane district defeated Covid-19 and was discharged from hospital on Sunday with doctors and nurses giving her a warm farewell, PTI reported.

No hospital was ready to admit her due to her age when the Dombivali resident had contracted the disease, her daughter-in-law said.

Then she was admitted to the Covid-19 treatment facility set up by the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal
Corporation (KDMC) at Savlaram Krida Sankul (sports complex). “Doctors and medical teams there took proper care of her,” her daughter-in-law said.

Maharashtra cabinet minister Aaditya Thackeray took to Twitter to laud the KDMC staff and Shiv Sena’s Kalyan MP Shrikant Shinde for providing proper treatment to the elderly woman.