Sep 30, 2020, 14.10PM
Maharashtra Covid-19 deaths and cases shot up again with the state toll shooting past 36,000 and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region reporting a staggering 149 deaths in a day. Maharashtra reported 14,976 new COVID-19 cases. The total count of cases in the state has risen to 13.66 lakh, including 36,181 deaths and 10.69 lakh discharges. Mumbai city reported 1,713 positive cases during the day, which pushed its overall count to 2.2 lakh, while its toll rose to 8,883. India’s COVID-19 tally crossed the 62-lakh mark with new cases. Meanwhile, Maharashtra minister for public health and family welfare Rajesh Tope has criticised private hospitals and diagnostic centres saying they have taken undue advantage of the COVID-19 situation by charging exorbitantly high for basic health services.