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Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune, Thane Coronavirus (Covid-19) News Live Update: A total of 9,926 patients were discharged on Sunday, taking the count of the recovered cases in the state to 2,76,809.

By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune | Updated: August 3, 2020 8:27:36 pm
Health workers conduct a door-to-door survey in Chembur East area of Mumbai on Wednesday. (Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty)

Maharashtra, Mumbai, Thane Coronavirus Live Updates: Pune district reported 3,017 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours taking its total tally to 90,393. The death toll in the district reached 2,041 with 49 persons succumbing to the infection on Sunday. Of the total cases, 1,762 were reported from areas within the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) limits, where the tally has grown to 57,523. 

With the addition of 9,509 cases, Maharashtra’s COVID-19 tally reached 4,41,228 on Sunday, a state health department official said. With 260 people succumbing to the infection during the day, the number of victims went up to 15,576, he said.

A total of 9,926 patients were discharged in the day, taking the count of the recovered cases in the state to 2,76,809, the official said. Maharashtra now has 1,48,537 active cases, news agency PTI reported. Mumbai city reported 1,105 fresh cases, taking its tally to 1,16,436, while the number of cases in the metropolitan areas rose by 2,376 to 2,46,154.

Mumbai’s total death toll now stands at 6,447, while the same mounted to 9,887 in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), the official added. (PTI)

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Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune, Thane Coronavirus (Covid-19) News Live Update: Over 4.2 lakh cases; 60.68 per cent; lockdown extended till August 31. Get latest updates here.

20:23 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Aurangabad: Home isolation for patients with mild symptoms

COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms will be kept in home isolation in Aurangabad provided there is ample space in residences and farms, Collector Uday Choudhari told public representatives during a meeting on Monday. He said the move would reduce the load on health teams, adding that the district's recovery rate was improving while the mortality rate was dipping.

Choudhari informed that 4000-5000 people would be subjected to antibody testing for which the district would be divided into three zones and sampling would be done randomly. He said the process would be overseen by Government Medical College and Hospital and its laboratory facilities will be used.

17:58 (IST)03 Aug 2020
No intention to allow street vendors to resume business: Maharashtra govt to HC

The Maharashtra government on Monday told the Bombay High Court it does not intend to permit street vendors and hawkers to conduct their businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic as it is not possible to regulate them. The government filed an affidavit in response to a public interest litigation filed by one Manoj Oswal, raising concerns of street vendors being without income due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

Oswal in his plea argued that since hotels and restaurants are allowed to operate, street vendors should also be allowed to conduct their business activities. 'Considering the present ground realities and the effect that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused on businesses and commercial activities, the state government does not intend to permit street vendors or hawkers to commence their businesses amid and post the lockdown, the government said in its affidavit.

17:57 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Shops in Mumbai to open on all days, BMC issues order

As part of the Maharashtra government's "Mission Begin again," the BMC on Monday in an order said that shops in Mumbai can now remain open on all days on both sides of the road. It also said that malls will also be open for the public from August 05 from 9 am to 7 pm.

17:11 (IST)03 Aug 2020
India coronavirus numbers explained: In Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, early signs of stabilisation of active cases

It is still very early days, but even Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have begun to show signs of a stabilisation in their active cases (see charts below). On four days of the last one week, including the first two days of this month, the number of recoveries in Maharashtra has exceeded new detections of infections.

No other major state, apart from Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra is showing any signs of reduction in active cases right now. In fact, the active cases in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Kerala, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, all fast growing states, have been rising rapidly in the last one month. Read more here

14:57 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Maharashtra needs permanent infectious diseases hospital: CM Thackeray

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday said there was need for a permanent dedicated hospital in the state for infectious diseases. He was speaking at the commissioning ceremony of a 371-bed COVID facility in Mira Bhayander in Thane district. He said facilities to fight the COVID-19 outbreak were being set up at grounds and halls and were temporary in nature, while the need of the moment was a permanent facility for treatment of and research into infectious diseases. --PTI

13:26 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Hope Amit Shah gets get well soon: Anil Deshmukh

Maharashtra minister Anil Deshmukh on Monday hoped for Union Home Minister Amit Shah to get well soon who tested positive for coronavirus. Shah after testing positive for the virus Sunday was admitted to the hospital.  Taking to Twitter Deshmukh said "Heard that Union Home Minister @AmitShah has tested positive for #COVID-19 and has been admitted in the hospital. Hope he takes adequate rest and gets well soon!"

11:12 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Thane Covid-19 cases breach 88,000 mark

The COVID-19 tally in Maharashtra's Thane district reached 88,826 on Sunday with addition of 1,475 cases, a health official said.
The death toll went up by 47 to 2,447. Areas under the Kalyan Dombivali municipal corporation have reported the maximum 20,633 cases, followed by Thane (19,672) and Navi Mumbai (16,104). The case recovery rate in Thane district now stands at 73.49 per cent while the mortality rate stood at 2.75 per cent.In neighbouring Palghar district, the overall case count reached 15,620 with addition of 261 cases in the day. The death toll stood at 307.(PTI)

10:17 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Uddhav Thackeray wishes Shah a speedy recovery

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday wished Union Home Minister Amit Shah a speedy recovery after he announced that he had tested positive for coronavirus.

"On learning about Shah's indisposition, the chief minister wished him well so that he resumes normal activities with usual vigour," a statement from the CMO said.(with PTI inputs)

10:03 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Pune's tally cross 90,000 mark with 3,017 new cases

Pune district reported 3,017 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours taking its total tally to 90,393. The death toll in the district reached 2,041 with 49 persons succumbing to the infection on Sunday. Of the total cases, 1,762 were reported from areas within the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) limits, where the tally has grown to 57,523.

09:56 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Over 18 lakh covid cases in India

With nearly 53,000 new cases (52,972), the number of confirmed infections in India crossed the 18-lakh mark on Monday. As many as 771 casualties took place in the last 24 hours, pushing the death toll to 38,135. Of the 18,03,696 cases, 5,79,357 are active, while 11,86,203 have been cured.

 
 
 
21:07 (IST)02 Aug 2020
Maharashtra adds 9,509 COVID-19 cases in day; 260 die, 9,926 recover

With the addition of 9,509 cases, Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally reached 4,41,228 on Sunday, a state health department official said. With 260 people succumbing to the infection during the day, the number of victims went up to 15,576, he said.

A total of 9,926 patients were discharged in the day, taking the count of the recovered cases in the state to 2,76,809, the official said. Maharashtra now has 1,48,537 active cases, news agency PTI reported. Mumbai city reported 1,105 fresh cases, taking its tally to 1,16,436, while the number of cases in the metropolitan areas rose by 2,376 to 2,46,154.

Mumbai's total death toll now stands at 6,447, while the same mounted to 9,887 in the Mumbai Metropolitan region (MMR), the official added. (PTI)

19:05 (IST)02 Aug 2020
Akshay Kumar has given fitness trackers to Mumbai cops: Aaditya Thackeray

Actor Akshay Kumar equipped the Mumbai Police with health-tracking devices which will help them deal better with the COVID-19 situation, Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray said in a tweet on Saturday.

"Earlier today, Akshay Kumar ji handed over fitness-health tracking devices to Mumbai Police. It gives a constant reading of oxygen, body temp, and heart rate, helpful in Covid battle. Last month, Akshay ji gave it to Nashik Police," the tourism minister tweeted.

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18:59 (IST)02 Aug 2020
Devendra Fadnavis wishes Amit Shah, TN governor speedy recovery

Senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday wished a speedy recovery to Union home minister Amit Shah and Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit who have tested positive for coronavirus.

"The entire nation's good wishes are with you," the former Maharashtra chief minister said responding to Shah's tweet that he has tested positive for the infection and is getting admitted to a hospital on the advice of doctors.


15:47 (IST)02 Aug 2020
ICMR plans to set up registry of hospitalised COVID-19 patients

A registry of hospitalised COVID-19 patients across the country is being mooted to collect real-time data which will help improve treatment outcomes, analyse trends in the progression of the pandemic and calibrate response, officials said.

The ICMR in collaboration with the Health Ministry and the AIIMS is planning to set up the National Clinical Registry which will help researchers and policymakers understand the effectiveness of investigational therapies, adverse effects taking place, and generate evidence for improving the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

"A systematically collected, comprehensive database covering different regions of the country will enable both researchers and policymakers to generate pertinent hypotheses, to inform crucial understanding of COVID 19, to detect trends in the progression of the pandemic and to accordingly calibrate the response to the pandemic," an official was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

14:28 (IST)02 Aug 2020
16 Dharavi residents donate plasma, BMC planning second screening camp at slum sprawl

Sixteen people who had fully recovered from Covid-19 donated plasma at the blood banks of Sion, KEM and Nair hospitals, civic officials said Saturday. The donors were among the 42 people identified by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) as fit to donate plasma at a first-of-its-kind plasma screening camp organised at Dharavi from July 23.

A total of 181 residents of Dharavi, who had recovered from the viral disease, had attended the six-day screening camp. With the success of its first camp, the civic body is planning to organise a second such camp in the slum sprawl.(Read Sanjana Bhalerao's report here)

11:39 (IST)02 Aug 2020
People may ask for PM's resignation if economic woes due to covid-19 are not resolved, says Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday said that people may ask for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's resignation if problems like pandemic induced "job losses" are not being taken care of. Raut in the Shiv Sena mouthpiece highlighted the pandemic’s impact on 10 crore livelihoods and said that trade and industries have suffered a loss of about 4 lakh crore.

 "There is a limit to people's patience. They cannot just survive on hope and assurances. Even the prime minister will agree that even though Lord Ram's 'vanvas' (exile) has ended,the present situation is difficult. No one had ever felt so insecure about their lives," Raut said.Raut also listed its "measures" to contain the coronavirus situation and the "economic crisis" (With PTI inputs)

11:22 (IST)02 Aug 2020
Nagpur: 270 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths

Nagpur district on Saturday reported 270 new COVID-19 cases, taking the count to 5,662, while 13 deaths increased the toll to 139, an official said. He said 143 people were discharged during the day, taking the number of such cases to 3,556, leaving the district with 1,967 active ones.(PTI)

10:54 (IST)02 Aug 2020
Pune: 76 employees of company in Chakan area test positive

At least 76 workers of a firm in Chakan area of Pune district have tested positive for coronavirus, a health official said on Saturday.The firm had, on its own, sent swab samples of around 900 employees for testing two days ago, he said"So far it has received results of around 750 samples and at least76 employees have been found to have contracted the infection," said Dr Baliram Gadave, Tehsil Health Officer, Khed. (PTI)

10:02 (IST)02 Aug 2020
Pune: 75 containment zones in PMC's new list

A day after releasing new lockdown norms for the city, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Saturday redefined containment zones in Pune by declaring 75 areas as containment zones, as against the existing 87. Incident officers have also been given the power to seal any premises with more than five cases, irrespective of whether it falls in a containment zone or outside one.

09:59 (IST)02 Aug 2020
Maharashtra reports 9,601 new cases, 322 deaths

Maharashtra’s coronavirus tally spiked by 9,601 new cases taking the state’s total caseload to 4,31,719 on Saturday while the death of 322 patients, including 45 in Mumbai took the total toll to 15,316 the health department said.A total of 10,725 patients were discharged in the day, raising the count of recovered cases to 2,66,883.Maharashtra now has 1,49,214 active cases, Health Minister Rajesh Tope said. (With PTI inputs)

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Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune Coronavirus Live Updates:

Maharashtra has extended the statewide lockdown till August 31 in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. The Uddhav Thackeray government, however, allowed malls and market places to reopen between 9 am and 7 pm from August 5. Theatres, food courts and restaurants will remain closed. Maharashtra is inching towards recording 4 lakh coronavirus cases.

Meanwhile, a sero-survey conducted in Mumbai showed that more than half the people, or 57 per cent, tested in slums had been exposed to and developed antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 virus as compared to only 16 per cent of those tested in residential societies.

In other news, India’s coronavirus cases crossed the 15 lakh-mark to reach 1,531,669 on Wednesday. The total number of death toll in the country reached 34,193. As many as 48,512 cases and 768 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

The Centre released its guidelines for Unlock 3.0, which will be enforced in the month of August. Under these guidelines, night curfew has been done away with (note: night curfew remains in place in Maharashtra). Further, yoga centres and gyms have been allowed to reopen, under the Centre's rules.