Maharashtra records second highest Covid-19 deaths, cases in one day

MUMBAI: There was no relief from Covid-19's control over Maharashtra on Friday, as the state recorded the second highest numbers of 44 deaths and 1,576 new cases in one day, while Mumbai recorded 933 new cases, health officials said. state here.

With 49 deaths, slightly less than the 54 highest on Wednesday, the state's death toll soared to 1,068 and the total number of patients rose from 27,524 on Thursday to 29,100 on Friday, after the steepest jump from 1,602 recorded May 14.

Of the new deaths, 34 were recorded in Mumbai alone, which increased the number of victims in the city from 621 to 655 on Thursday and the number of positive patients in the city shot up to 17,671.

Mumbai's Dharavi slums continued to be a major hot spot and a headache for health authorities, noticing 84 new cases, bringing the total number of its patients to 1,145, and 53 deaths so far.

In addition to the 34 in Mumbai, there were 6 deaths in Pune, 2 in Akola, Kalyan-Dombivali (Thane) and Dhule, and one in Jalgaon, Aurangabad and Raigad.

They comprised 29 men and 20 women, and almost 65 percent of them suffered from other serious ailments such as diabetes, hypertension, heart problems and asthma.

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On the positive side, 505 more fully cured patients returned home, bringing the number of those discharged to 6,564 to date.

The prime minister held a meeting with the ruling ally (PCN) to resolve the details of the anticipated extension of the blockade since May 18 in the state.

The Minister of Industry announced that so far the state has allowed 66,953 units to resume operations, of which 38,287 have already started with more than 10.66 lakh of employees showing up for tasks.

With the mega-peak expected in cases over the next few days, (BMC) is doing its best to increase the number of Covid-19 beds of different categories in the city, including three giant facilities.

Thackeray, President of the Nationalist Party of Congress Sharad Pawar , different ministers and civic and state officials inspected the three 1,000-bed mega-facilities in Goregaon, the Bandra Kurla Complex and the National Sports Club of India in Mahalaxmi, created by the BMC.

The (Thane Division) continued to cause great concern with 718 Covid-19 deaths and cases shooting beyond 21,925, with the Thane district registering 38 deaths, Palghar 13 and Raigad 12 so far.

Although they lost a distant second after Mumbai, the deaths in the Pune division crossed the 200 mark to touch 204 deaths, in addition to 3,972 patients.

The next major area of ​​concern is the Nashik division with 74 deaths and 1,238 positive cases, followed by the Akola division with 28 deaths and 452 cases, and finally Aurangabad with 21 deaths and 871 patients.

There is also the Kolhapur division with 5 deaths and 162 patients, the Latur division with 5 deaths and 96 cases, and finally the Nagpur division with 3 deaths and 343 patients.

Meanwhile, the number of people referred to home quarantine increased from 315,686 to 329,302 and people in institutional quarantine increased from 15,465 to 16,306, while the state's containment areas decreased from 1,512 to 1,473 on Friday.

As many as 14,167 teams have conducted a health survey of around 59 lakh people in the state to date.