Maharashtra’s COVID-19 count rose to 12,24,380 on Monday with the addition of 15,738 new cases, state health department said. With 344 people succumbing to the infection, the cumulative toll in the state crossed the 33,000 mark and reached 33,015. Also, 200 of the 344 fatalities had occurred in the last 48 hours, while 81 deaths had taken place in the last week. 63 deaths had occurred in the period before the last week, the department said.
Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope on Monday said the number of beds for COVID-19 treatment in Sassoon General Hospital in Pune would be almost doubled. Tope, who is on a two-day tour, also said the process of recruiting doctors for the facility will be expedited.
The novel coronavirus tally in Thane rose to 1,58,703 after detection of 1,781 new cases in the Maharashtra district, an official said on Monday. Besides, the death toll increased to 4,143 as 27 more patients succumbed to the disease on Sunday.