Maharashtra: 23 new cases of Covid-19 reported in the city of Thane

THANE: Up to 23 people tested positive for Covid-19 at Maharashtra's, bringing the count here to 279, an official said Thursday. The municipal and registered boundaries registered 18 and 13 new cases respectively, while no new cases were reported from the Mira-Bhayandar area in 24 hours, the official said.

At least six children, ages 6 to 17, tested positive for Covid-19 in the city of Thane, he said.

Of the 279 cases in the city, Mumbra registered the highest number with 50 patients, while the Lokmanya Nagar and Wagle Estate areas had more than 40 Covid-19 patients, said deputy city commissioner Sandeep Malavi.

reported new cases of 64 Covid-19s on Wednesday, bringing the count to 867, according to an official statement.

Meanwhile, MLA Sanjay Kelkar and BJP Thane President Niranjan Davkhare urged City Commissioner Vijay Singhal to provide subsidized treatment to Covid-19 patients.

They demanded that the civic corporation declare the rates for each service, including ambulances, since patients were charged exorbitant amounts for it.

Speaking to reporters, Kelkar said the civic commissioner agreed to maintain standard rates for all services provided by Covid-19 hospitals in the city.