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Maharashtra Coronavirus 21 July Updates:Maharashtra records 8,369 new cases

Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune, Thane Coronavirus (Covid-19) News Live Update: Across the state, 258 people succumbed to Covid-19, up from the previous-day toll of 144. With this, the state has reported a toll of 11,854 deaths so far.

By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai | Updated: July 22, 2020 12:49:49 pm
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Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune Coronavirus News: The number of new coronavirus cases crossed the 10,000 mark in Nashik on Tuesday to reach 10,064 total cases in the district.

Maharashtra’s COVID-19 tally rose to 3,27,031 on Tuesday with the addition of 8,369 new cases, the state health department said. With 246 new deaths in a day, the state’s fatality count increased to 12,276, the department said.

Mumbai currently has a caseload of 1,03,262 with the addition of 995 new cases, while the death toll increased to 5,814 after 62 more patients succumbed to the infection, the city’s civic body said. Pune district on the other hand touched 56,416 after 2,403 people tested positive in the last 24 hours. The death toll increased by 55 during this period to reach 1,442.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray Monday highlighted how the World Health Organisation has taken note of coronavirus situation and handling in the “densely-populated Mumbai” and so did the newspaper “ Washington Post” which has praised their efforts for the same. “We have contained the spread of the novel coronavirus. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has taken note of  it, The Washington Post, too, has praised it. But our test is still not over. All machineries should be alert to bring the graph of cases down and not remain off-guard,”an official quoting Thackeray said.

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Maharashtra Coronavirus Live Updates: While all 36 districts recorded Covid-19 cases on Sunday, at least 12 recorded more than 100 cases.  Follow latest updates here

12:26 (IST)22 Jul 2020
Bombay HC raps govt for not allowing those aged above 65 on film sets

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the state government that how a physically fit person above the age of 65 is expected to live a dignified life if he is not allowed to go out and earn his livelihood. The statement was made in response to a petition that challenged the government prohibiting any cast/crew members above the age of 65 on the sets of films and tv shows as part of their guidelines issued on 30 May.(With PTI inputs)

10:57 (IST)22 Jul 2020
Coronavirus cases in Nashik cross 10,000 mark; toll at 412

The number of new coronavirus cases crossed the 10,000 mark in Nashik on Tuesday to reach 10,064 total cases in the district along with 412 fatalities. Over the last 48 hours, 573 people were detected with COVID-19 while 22 people lost their lives due to the infection. Out of the total cases Nashik city accounts for 6,109 and Malegaon 1,204.The number of persons discharged so far is 6,970.(With PTI inputs)

10:52 (IST)22 Jul 2020
Pune: Case count rises by 2,403, death toll by 55

The number of new coronavirus cases in Pune district touched 56,416 after 2,403 people tested positive in the last 24 hours. The death toll increased by 55 during this period to reach 1,442. Out of these 1,452 cases were reported from Pune city, 560 from Pimpri Chinchwad. A total of 805 patients were discharged during the day as well, a health official said.(With PTI inputs)

09:40 (IST)22 Jul 2020
Mumbai COVID-19 situation 'in control', says BMC official

The coronavirus  situation "is in control" in Mumbai with the number of positive cases daily being reported below 1,500, BMC's additional municipal commissioner Suresh Kakani has said, PTI reported. He added that the city is conducting 6,000 to 7,000 tests daily and that most citizens are implementing covid prevention measures.

 After focussing on slum areas, BMC will  now focus on residential buildings and housing societies for raising awareness about hygiene, cleanliness, social distancing etc. Guidelines will soon be issued for housing societies to ensure they do not allow outsiders without masks, he said.

Kakani also said that Ganesh mandals in the city have been asked to keep the Ganpati festival celebrations simple and low-key this year and focus on social service.

08:42 (IST)22 Jul 2020
In Pune’s rural areas, not a single positive case in over 1,000 villages

Government officials, under district collectorate and zilla parishad, have claimed that through their ‘Catch the virus’ mission, they have succeeded in effectively containing the spread of the viral infection caused by the novel coronavirus.“We have not seen a single positive case; which means, so far, not a single resident in over 1,000 villages has tested positive for the virus,” said Pune Zilla Parishad CEO Ayush Prasad.

While Pune city has recorded 39,000 cases since March, Pimpri-Chinchwad has 10,000 cases. In contrast, rural areas with a population of 40 lakh recorded only 2,300 cases. When it comes to mortality rate too, rural areas have performed better with fewer deaths recorded at 52.(Read Manoj Dattatrye More's report here)

08:39 (IST)22 Jul 2020
In one month, active Covid caseload share drops in 8 dists

The maximum drop in active cases has been noticed in Mumbai, Akola, and Gondia over the last one month, data analysed from state government records show.Till June 20, Mumbai had 44 per cent active Covid-19 cases out of the total 65,239 infections it recorded. By July 20, it had only 23 per cent active infection of the total 1.02 lakh cases. In the same period, Akola saw a drop from 30 per cent to 15 per cent in active infection cases and Gondia saw a drop from 32 per cent to 13 per cent active infections.(Read Tabassum Barnagarwala's report here) 

22:26 (IST)21 Jul 2020
Mumbai reports 995 new cases; 62 die, 905 recover

Mumbai's COVID-19 tally rose to 1,03,262 on Tuesday with the addition of 995 new cases, while the death toll increased to 5,814 after 62 more patients succumbed to the infection, the city civic body said. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said the number of recovered patients reached 73,555 after 905 more patients were discharged from hospitals in the past 24 hours.

The civic body said currently the city has 23,893 active COVID-19 cases. It said out of the 62 patients who died due to COVID-19, 46 had co-morbidities (pre-existing health conditions).

22:26 (IST)21 Jul 2020
Thane dist's COVID-19 count now 70,513, death toll 1,967

An addition of 1,323 cases on Tuesday took Thane district's COVID-19 count past the 70,000- mark to 70,513, while the death toll swelled by 40 during the day to touch 1,967, an official said. Kalyan led the list of new cases with 268 people testing positive, followed by 254 in Navi Mumbai, he said.

Among those who died was a 52-year-old constable from Hill Line police station under Thane commissionerate, he said. Neighbouring Palghar added 309 cases during the day to take its count to 12,382 while five deaths increased the toll to 223.

21:26 (IST)21 Jul 2020
Maharashtra reports 8,369 news cases; 246 deaths

Maharashtra’s covid-19 tally rose to 3,27,031 on Tuesday with the addition of 8,369 new cases, the state health department said. With 246 new deaths in a day, the state’s fatality count increased to 12,276, the department said. Also, a total of 7,188 patients were discharged from hospitals on Tuesday, taking the number of recovered people to 1,82,217, the department said in a statement. There are 1,32,236 active cases in the state at present.

18:43 (IST)21 Jul 2020
Bail, parole amid outbreak not matter of right for inmates: Bombay HC

Prisoners and undertrials are being released on emergency parole and bail only because the Supreme Court felt the need to decongest prisons amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the same is not a matter of right for prisoners, the Bombay High Court said on Tuesday.

A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Madhav Jamdar was hearing two petitions filed by one Preeti Kartick Prasad and a city-based NGO National Alliance for People's Movement. The petitions challenge a decision taken by a state- appointed high-powered committee by which inmates convicted or booked under special statutes or under serious offences are not entitled to be released on emergency parole or bail. The committee has said such prisoners will have to approach concerned courts seeking bail.

16:41 (IST)21 Jul 2020
AIMIM MP slams Maharashtra govt's Bakri Eid guidelines amid pandemic

All India Majalis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) MP Imtiaz Jaleel on Tuesday slammed the Maharashtra government's guidelines for the upcoming Bakri Eid festival and demanded that temporary markets be set up for the occasion.

Jaleel further said the state government must explain what it means by "symbolic" sacrifice (qurbani) on Bakri Eid. Last week, the state government issued specific guidelines for celebrating the festival on July 31 and August 1 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As per the guidelines, people have been asked to offer namaz at home instead of mosques and also purchase sacrificial animals online or over the phone. The state government had also appealed that "qurbani" or ritual animal sacrifice preferably be done symbolically.

15:24 (IST)21 Jul 2020
Aurangabad: Nurse's quick thinking saves bleeding new mother from surgery

A nurse's timely recall of a medical fact has given a new lease of life to a mother of twins at a government hospital here in Maharashtra. Head of the department gynaecology, Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Dr Srinivas Gadappa told PTI on Tuesday the suggestion made by the nurse Dnyneshwari Ghodke not only helped stop bleeding of the woman but also ended the need for a second surgery on July 17.

The surgery would have meant removal of the uterus of the woman to stop bleeding. Ghodke has been feted by the department for her quick thinking. 'A 22-year-old woman from Jalna gave birth to twins through a cesarean section on the night of July 17 in GMCH. However, after delivery, the woman started bleeding profusely,' said Dr Gadappa.

14:55 (IST)21 Jul 2020
Aurangabad district reports 179 fresh cases

The number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra's Aurangabad district reached 11,420 after 179 more people tested positive for the disease on Tuesday, an official said. The district's current toll stands at 400.As of now, there are 4,720 active cases while 6,300 patients have been discharged after recovery.(With PTI inputs)

13:44 (IST)21 Jul 2020
Hospitals look at restarting semi-elective procedures as Covid cases stabilise in Mumbai

As Covid-19 cases in Mumbai stabilise at 1,200-1,500 fresh cases a day, hospitals are slowly shifting focus to handling patients suffering from other illnesses and bringing on track other specialties. Administrators, however, say it will take several weeks before normalcy for other health services is restored.

Patients requiring emergency or semi-emergency procedure including heart surgery, accident, cancer, organ transplant or kidney ailment are undergoing hospitalisation but those who need procedures like cosmetic surgery, dermatology, joint or hip replacement prefer waiting. In out patient department, the hospital has noted a slight rise from last month, about 300 patients attend in a week. Before the pandemic, the hospital recorded 2,000 patients per week in OPD.(Read Tabassum Barnagarwala's report here)

13:30 (IST)21 Jul 2020
In 7-10 days, there will be no shortage of hospital beds for Covid patients: Pune District collector

Amid fear of a shortage of beds for Covid-19 patients, as the number of cases in Pune crosses 51,000, District Collector Naval Kishore Ram on Monday assured that there will be no shortage of beds soon and efforts have been made to declare some medical set-ups as dedicated Covid facilities.

Reports of the case spike overwhelming Pune’s health system, and complaints about patients succumbing to the virus after failing to get a hospital bed in time, had led to concern among local residents. Ram, however, said the administration has plans to add several beds in multiple facilities soon.(Read Anuradha Mascarenhas's report here)

13:00 (IST)21 Jul 2020
Mumbai's caseload cross 1.02 lakh; 72,650 recover: BMC

The number of coronavirus cases in Mumbai rose to 1,02,267 on Monday with addition of 1,043 new cases while the number of recoveries also mounted by 965 to 72,650, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

The death toll reached 5,752 with 41 deaths in the day. 36 of them were suffering from co-morbidities. In terms of recoveries, the COVID-19 patient recovery rate has improved further to 71 per cent from 70 per cent last week, the civic body said.

11:36 (IST)21 Jul 2020
Mumbai coronavirus mitigation efforts drew global attention: CM

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray Monday highlighted how the World Health Organisation has taken note of coronavirus situation and handling in the "densely-populated Mumbai" and so did the newspaper “ Washington Post” which has praised their efforts. 

"We have contained the spread of the novel coronavirus. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has taken note of  it, The Washington Post, too, has praised it. But our test is still not over. All machineries should be alert to bring the graph of cases down and not remain off-guard,"an official quoting Thackeray said. 

Thackeray was interacting with Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials via video conferencing. He further instructed the officials to also combat the outbreak of monsoon-related diseases.(With PTI inputs)

09:53 (IST)21 Jul 2020
Maharashtra govt may allow inter-district travel for Ganesh Chaturthi from 22 August

Nearly four months after the Maharashtra government restricted inter-district travel as part of the lockdown, Transport Minister Anil Parab said on Monday that the state is looking at allowing people to travel to Konkan for the 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi, beginning August 22. He added that a proposal to this effect has been presented to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and the modalities and duration of qurantine for those going home for the festivities are being worked out.(Read Iram Siddique's report here)

08:07 (IST)21 Jul 2020
Pune district reports its highest single day spike in cases

Pune district reported its highest single day spike in covid cases as it added 2,601 fresh infections in the last 24 hours, taking the total casecount in the district to 54,013 on Monday, a health department official said, PTI reported. Out of the new cases, 1,690 were reported from Pune city and 657 from the Pimpri-Chinchwad region. The number of positive cases in rural and Pune Cantonment Board areas increased by 254.

08:01 (IST)21 Jul 2020
For Covid-hit Mumbai police, dread of infected suspects replaces thrill of arrest

Rising instances of police personnel testing positive after making an arrest have prompted changes in pre- and post-arrest procedures in police departments across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. As on Monday, 1,596 police personnel in the state had active infections and 87 have died.

Men arrested in a variety of offences, from theft in Andheri and murder and kidnap in Mira Road to the villagers accused of lynching three men in Palghar in April, have tested positive after their arrest. In the process, they have also infected police personnel who arrested them.(Read Srinath Rao's report here)

coronavirus news, maharashtra coronavirus news, maharashtra coronavirus cases, mumbai news Of 11,854 dead across the state, Mumbai accounts for 5,714, Thane 2,036 and Pune 1,359. (Express photo: Amit Chakravarty)

Among the 258 people who succumbed to Covid-19 on Sunday, Mumbai accounted for 64 deaths, followed by Pune city (25), Kalyan Dombivali (22), Pimpri Chinchwad (15), Thane city (12) and Vasai Virar (11). The MMR's toll on Sunday was 124, about 48 per cent of state’s total deaths.

In all, 25 districts in Maharashtra recorded Covid-19 deaths on Sunday. A day earlier, 15 districts had recorded Covid-19 deaths. Officials said since deaths are still not being reported in real time, some may be declared by the districts in coming days.

Of 11,854 dead across the state, Mumbai accounts for 5,714, Thane 2,036 and Pune 1,359. Thane and Mumbai are the only districts that have reported over 2,000 Covid-19 deaths.

The state’s active cases stand at 1.28 lakh at present. Mumbai has 23,697 active cases and 1.01 lakh of the total case load so far in Maharashtra.