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Maharashtra Coronavirus HIGHLIGHTS: With 48 deaths in last 24-hrs, Mumbai’s coronavirus death toll crosses 10,000-mark

Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune Coronavirus News HIGHLIGHTS: Nearly 1500 new infections were also recorded, taking the city's Covid count to 2.48 lakhs. 

By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai, Pune | Updated: October 24, 2020 8:06:54 am
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Maharashtra Coronavirus News HIGHLIGHTS: The number of Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra reached 16,32,544 after 7,347 people were detected with the infection on Friday, while 184 deaths in the last 24 hours took the toll to 43,015.

Meanwhile, with 48 deaths in last 24-hrs, Mumbai’s coronavirus death toll also crossed the 10,000 marks Friday evening. Nearly 1500 new infections were also recorded, taking the city’s Covid count to 2.48 lakhs.

In other news from Mumbai, the Indian Railways has allowed woman commuters to travel in suburban local trains from Wednesday. The state government is considering allowing the resumption of local train services for all in Mumbai. “We will take a decision on starting suburban train services for all in the next couple of days. We have held discussions with various stakeholders. Residents will get relief on this front soon,” Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Vijay Waddetiwar said.

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Maharashtra Coronavirus HIGHLIGHTS: State's Covid-19 tally at 16.09 lakh; Uddhav Thackeray govt caps prices of face masks; Indian Railways allows women to board suburban local trains in Mumbai. Follow the latest news and updates below

21:30 (IST)23 Oct 2020
Mumbai's Covid-19 death toll crosses 10,000-mark

With 48 deaths in last 24-hrs, Mumbai’s coronavirus death toll Friday crossed 10,000 marks. 

16:15 (IST)23 Oct 2020
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16:14 (IST)23 Oct 2020
Mumbai: Uniformed pvt security guards allowed to travel in locals

Private security guards wearing uniform and carrying valid identity cards can travel in special local train services in Mumbai from Friday, railway officials said.The Central Railway and the Western Railway issued a joint statement saying that permission has been granted to private security guards to travel on special local train services following a request by the Maharashtra government. (PTI)

16:13 (IST)23 Oct 2020
430 new cases in Nashik, tally crosses 91,000-mark

The Covid-19 count in Nashik district of Maharashtra rose to 91,002 on Thursday with the single-day addition of 430 such cases, news agency PTI reported citing officials. The virus claimed four lives during the day, which took the death toll in the district to 1,628, they said. So far, 82,943 patients have recovered from the infection, of whom 430 were discharged on Thursday alone

22:03 (IST)22 Oct 2020
Amravati logs 47 new COVID-19 cases; 139 recoveries

With the detection of 47 fresh COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Maharashtras Amravati district has reported a significant decline in the number of infections, an official said. The latest cases have taken the districts tally to 15,732, while the toll stood at 355 with a single casualty during the day, the official said. As many as 139 patients were discharged from various hospitals, raising the number of recoveries to 14,371 and the recovery rate reached 91.35 per cent, he said.

20:43 (IST)22 Oct 2020
Maharashtra records 7,539 COVID-19 cases, 16,177 recoveries; 198 deaths

Maharashtra reported 7,539 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, taking its tally to 16,25,197, while 198fresh deaths pushed the toll to 42,831. The official said with 16,177patients getting discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, the number of recoveries increased to 14,31,856. He said that Maharashtra's COVID-19 recovery rate is 88.10 per cent, while the fatality rate stands at 2.64 per cent. According to the official, out of 84,02,559COVID-19 tests done so far, 16,25,197have confirmed presence of the coronavirus, showing a positivity rate of 19.34 per cent.

20:23 (IST)22 Oct 2020
Maharashtra govt allows lawyers to board local trains during non-peak hours

The Maharashtra government on Thursday allowed lawyers affiliated with the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa and registered clerks to take local trains during non-peak hours for professional purposes till November 23. The decision, which is on an experimental basis, came at the direction of the Bombay High Court.

Nearly 2,000 lawyers practising in the High Court and various courts in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and registered clerks will benefit from the decision.

Kishore Raje Nimbalkar, secretary of state disaster management department, passed an order on Thursday, stating that lawyers and registered clerks will be allowed to take local trains during non-peak hours before 8 am, between 11 am and 4 pm, and post 7 pm on all working days.

15:42 (IST)22 Oct 2020
Aurangabad's COVID-19 count goes up by 157; tally crosses 37k

As many as 157 persons tested positive for coronavirus, while 288 recovered from the infection in Maharashtra's Aurangabad district, an official said on Thursday. With the detection of latest cases on Wednesday, the tally in the district reached 37,002, the official said. A total of 1,043 persons have died of the infection in the district so far, while 34,289 have recovered from it, he said. Of the 157 fresh cases, 47 were reported the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation limits and 47 were from rural areas, he said. The district currently has 1,670 active cases, the official added.

13:41 (IST)22 Oct 2020
Active cases decline in Maharashtra

The number of active cases of coronavirus infection in the country are now more than three lakh lower than the peak that was achieved in the middle of October. There have been only five days since September 17 when detection of new infections has exceeded the number of people recovering from the disease.

Wednesday saw one of the biggest declines in active cases. About 56,000 new cases were detected while almost 80,000 patients were declared to have recovered. The total number of active cases has dropped to 7.15 lakh now. At its peak, it had crossed 10.17 lakh. Almost half of this reduction has come from Maharashtra, where the active cases have declined from over three lakh to less than 1.6 lakh now.

11:26 (IST)22 Oct 2020
'Decision soon on local train travel for all Mumbaikars'

Maharashtra minister Vijay Wadettiwar on Wednesday said a decision on allowing all passengers to use local train services in Mumbai will be taken in the next two-three days. At present, staffers of essential services and women passengers have been allowed to use the local train services, considered as the lifeline of Mumbai. Wadettiwar, the state Relief and Rehabilitation Minister, on Wednesday held a meeting on the issue with officials, including representatives of the Railway. Talking to a Marathi news channel after that, he said Mumbaikars "need not wait for long" to travel by local trains. "This decision will be taken soon. Mumbaikars need not wait for long. It will be finalised over the next two-three days. We will take all the organisations into confidence," he added.

09:51 (IST)22 Oct 2020
Maharashtra: Nagpur's COVID-19 count goes up by 429; 21 more die

At least 429 new cases of COVID-19 and 21 deaths due to the infection were recorded in Maharashtra's Nagpur district on Wednesday, an official said. With the addition of latest cases and casualties, the count of infections on the district rose to 91,988 and the toll reached 3,000, the official said. As many as 457 patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the number of recoveries to 82,896, he said. According to the official data, there are currently 6,092 active cases in the district.

20:54 (IST)21 Oct 2020
Maharashtra adds 8,142 new coronavirus cases; 23,371 discharged

Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally on Wednesday increased to 16,17,658 with the single-day rise of 8,142 cases. The state also reported 180 deaths, which took the fatality count to 42,633. A total of 23,371 patients were discharged during the day after treatment, taking the tally of recovered people to 14,15,679. With this, the number of active patients in the state stands at 1,58,852. Mumbai city reported 1,609 positive cases during the day, which pushed its overall case count to 2,45,869, while its death toll rose to 9,912, of which 48 were reported today. Pune city added 442 COVID-19 cases, raising its tally to 1,69,178, while three deaths took toll to 3,876.

15:27 (IST)21 Oct 2020
892 new COVID-19 cases in Thane; recovery rate 91.16 per cent

The COVID-19 caseload in Thane has mounted to 2,02,626 with the addition of 892 cases in the Maharashtra district, an official said on Wednesday. The district also reported 29 deaths due to the viral infection on Tuesday, taking the toll to 5,129, he said. The recovery rate of COVID-19 patients in the district improved to 91.16 per cent and active patients dropped to 6.30 per cent, the official said. As of now, there are 12,775 active COVID-19 cases in the district, while 1,84,722 patients have recovered, he said. So far, Kalyan in the district has reported the maximum number of COVID-19 cases at 48,267, followed by Thane city-44,306 and Navi Mumbai-42,626.

11:53 (IST)21 Oct 2020
Maharashtra Board supplementary exams: Timetable for Classes X, XII announced

Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) on Tuesday released timetables for Class X and XII supplementary exams. Usually held in July-August for repeat candidates and those who fail to pass the board exams held in February-March, the supplementary exams will be conducted this year in November-December. The exams will be conducted in written format, as followed earlier, and will be conducted across the nine divisions of the state board — Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Kolhapur, Amravati, Nashik, Latur and Konkan.

For Class X, the exams will be held from November 20 to December 5, whereas for Class 12, from November 20 to December 10. For Class 12 (vocational education), the exams will be held from November 20 to December 7. Read Abha Goradia's report

10:25 (IST)21 Oct 2020
Railways allows women to board Mumbai local trains

In a much needed relief to women commuters of Mumbai, the Railways finally allowed them to travel in suburban local trains from Wednesday. The decision comes four days after the Maharashtra government, on October 16, issued a circular stating that women would be allowed to travel in local trains from Saturday — between 11 am and 3 pm and again from 7 pm till the end of services. Read Neeraj Tiwari's report

10:06 (IST)21 Oct 2020
Coronavirus news: Maharashtra govt caps price of masks

In a late night order, the Maharashtra government Tuesday capped the prices of masks. As per the new rates, an N-95 mask would cost between Rs 19 to Rs 45 depending on its kind, while a 3-ply would cost Rs 4, and a 2-ply mask Rs 3. At present, an N-95 mask costs Rs 150 to Rs 600 in the market, while a 3-ply mask costs anywhere between Rs 20 to Rs 40. Read more here

22:33 (IST)20 Oct 2020
Nagpur records 427 fresh COVID-19 cases; 13 more deaths

As many as 427 persons tested positive for coronavirus, while 13 died of the infection in Maharashtra's Nagpur district on Tuesday, an official said. With the addition of latest cases and casualties, the count of infections in the district rose to 91,559 and the toll reached 2,979, the official said. Of the fatalities reported so far, Nagpur alone accounted for 2,084 deaths, while the rest were from rural areas and out of the district, he said.

22:31 (IST)20 Oct 2020
8,151 new coronavirus cases in Maha, 213 deaths

Maharashtra's coronavirus infection tally on Tuesday increased to 16,09,516 with 8,151 new cases, said a state health official. The state also reported 213 new COVID-19 deaths, which took the death toll to 42,453, he said. 65,456 coronavirus tests were performed in the last 24 hours, of which 8,151 turned out to be positive at an infection rate of 12.45 per cent, the official said. 7,429 patients were discharged after treatment, taking the tally of recovered cases to 13,92,308. The number of active patients in the state is 1,74,265.

19:29 (IST)20 Oct 2020
78 new cases take Amravati COVID-19 count to 15,599

The number of COVID-19 cases in Amravati in Maharashtra increased by 78 to reach 15,599 on Tuesday while the death toll was 352 after one person succumbed, an official said. He said 89 people were discharged during the day, taking the overall count of such cases to 14,159, giving the district a recovery rate of 90.77 per cent. The number of active cases in Amravati is 1,088.

19:00 (IST)20 Oct 2020
Patients play 'garba' at COVID-19 facilities, videos go viral

Two videos of patients performing 'garba' at COVID-19 facilities in Mumbai have surfaced on social media, even as the Maharashtra government has appealed to people to hold health and blood donation camps instead of dandiya during the ongoing Navratri festival. In one of the videos, a number of COVID-19 patients with masks on their faces are seen performing garba along with health workers wearing PPE kits on a Bollywood song in a female ward. In the clip, some female patients are also seen watching the performance. In another video, some male patients are seen doing garba with healthcare professionals who are in PPE kits at 'Nursing Station 15'. (PTI)

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Two videos of patients performing at Covid-19 facilities in Mumbai have surfaced on social media, even as the state government appealed to people to hold health and blood donation camps instead of dandiya during the ongoing Navratri festival.

A number of Covid-19 patients with masks on their faces were seen performing garba along with health workers wearing PPE kits on a Bollywood song in a female ward in one of the videos. Some female patients were also seen watching the performance.

In another similar video, some male patients were seen doing garba with healthcare workers in PPE kits at 'Nursing Station 15'

The videos are from the Goregaon-based jumbo Covid-19 facility of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), according to some social media posts.