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Mumbai records 11,000 Covid-19 deaths; review halves active caseload – Times of India

MUMBAI: The city has crossed 11,000 Covid-19 deaths with the addition of a dozen casualties. The grim milestone (11,003) came in 53 days after the 10,000-mark. It was the second slowest thousand for Mumbai (see graphic). An addition of 795 cases on Wednesday, slightly more than the daily detections seen in the previous five days, pushed the overall tally to 2,84,404.
Maharashtra’s total caseload has dropped by 10,218 cases due to the removal of duplicate entries and assigning of cases from outside the state to their respective regions. The state’s overall tally stood at 18,80,893 on Wednesday after 4,304 fresh cases were recorded, a jump of 1,000 from the previous day.

Active case totals too fell after the reconciliation exercise. From 71,356 active cases, the state’s active case tally fell to 61,454. The last time the state had fewer than 70,000 active cases was prior to June. Mumbai’s active cases too fell from 14,096 to 6,958 due to the data clean-up. Pune now has more than double (17,000) this number while Thane has over 11,000. Dr Pradeep Awate, state surveillance officer, said data reconciliation has been done till November 12. “The difference in number of active cases and recovery within the state in a few districts and in corporation limits is due to the change in residential address of positive cases and recovered persons,” he said.
Deaths in the state rose to 95 on Wednesday, up from 70 and 60 on Tuesday and Monday respectively. Of the 95, 57 occurred in the last 48 hours and 17 in the previous week. The remaining 21 were from a period before last week, officials said. The reconciliation, however, pushed up case fatality rates. It went up to 2.58% and 3.86% for Maharashtra and Mumbai respectively from 2.56% and 3.76% on Tuesday.
Within MMR, Thane city saw 106 new positive cases on Wednesday, taking the overall tally in the district to 53,723. Three deaths took fatalities to 1,217. The recovery rate in Thane was at 96% with 51,559 patients having recovered and 947 still under treatment. As many as 5,587 tests were done on Tuesday; a total of 7,48,547 tests have been done till date.
There were 100 positive cases from within Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation areas on Wednesday, taking total Covid count to 49,867. Of these, 95% have successfully recovered.Three deaths were also reported, taking the toll to 1,022. PCMC areas reported 35 fresh cases on Wednesday, taking the tally to 26,929. With no death reported today, the death toll remained at 587.
(With inputs from Manoj Badgeri, Vijay Singh and B B Nayak)