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Maharashtra Coronavirus Highlights: State adds 7,089 new COVID cases; 15,656 recover

Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune Coronavirus News Highlights: AIMIM Lok Sabha MP from Aurangabad Imtiaz Jaleel on Monday demanded that Maharashtra government provide funds to the district to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.

By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai | Updated: October 13, 2020 11:47:09 am
As many as 26,440 patients were discharged after treatment, taking the tally of recovered people to 12,55,779.

Maharashtra Coronavirus News Highlights: Maharashtra’s COVID-19 tally rose to 15,35,315 on Monday with addition of 7,089 fresh cases. With 165 patients succumbing to the infection, the overall toll mounted to 40,514, it said. Of the 165 deaths, 100 occurred in the past 48 hours, while 21 had taken place last week. Remaining 44 fatalities had occurred before the last week. 15,656 patients were discharged after treatment in the day, taking the number of recoveries to 12,81,896. The state has 2,12,439 active cases at present.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said the war against COVID-19 will be won by the “whole-hearted participation” of people, who have to decide whether to follow protocols to contain the spread of the disease or remain in lockdown. In a webcast, Thackeray said COVID-19 is a “foreign guest not leaving us despite our best efforts”, and added that it is spreading from cities to rural areas. He said 70 to 80 per cent COVID-19 patients are asymptomatic, and termed face mask as the self-defence or the “black belt” in the fight against the viral infection till a vaccine comes up.

In Pimpri Chinchwad, a 21-year-old student died at the jumbo Covid facility at Nehrunagar two hours after she was discharged from a private hospital due to shortage of ICU beds. “On Saturday morning, doctors at the hospital said they had no ICU bed available and therefore she should be shifted to another hospital,” said Anita Adhikari, a relative of the patient and president of Nari Shakti Sanstha, Pimpri-Chinchwad.

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Maharashtra Coronavirus Highlights: Nearly 11,500 infections in single day, overall caseload exceeds 1.5 million; more than 40,000 deaths so far. Get latest updates from Mumbai, Pune, Thane here.

20:47 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Maharashtra adds 7,089 new COVID-19 cases, 15,656 recover

Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally rose to 15,35,315 on Monday with addition of 7,089 fresh cases, state health department said. With 165 patients succumbing to the infection, the overall toll mounted to 40,514, it said. Of the 165 deaths, 100 occurred in the past 48 hours, while 21 had taken place last week. Remaining 44 fatalities had occurred before the last week, the department said. 15,656 patients were discharged after treatment in the day, taking the number of recoveries to 12,81,896, it said. The state has 2,12,439 active cases at present.

15:08 (IST)12 Oct 2020
India generated over 18,000 tonnes COVID-19 waste since June; Maharashtra biggest contributor

India generated 18,006 tonnes of COVID-19 biomedical waste in the last four months, with Maharashtra contributing the maximum (3,587 tonnes) to it, according to a Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data. Around 5,500 tonnes of COVID-19 waste was generated across the country in September - the maximum for a month so far. According to the data received from state pollution control boards, since June, all states and Union Territories have generated 18,006 tonnes of COVID-19-related biomedical waste which is being collected, treated and disposed of by 198 common biomedical waste treatment facilities (CBWTFs).

COVID-19 biomedical waste could include PPE kits, masks, shoe covers, gloves, human tissues, items contaminated with blood, body fluids like dressings, plaster casts, cotton swabs, beddings contaminated with blood or body fluid, blood bags, needles, syringes etc.

According to the data, Maharashtra generated 3,587 tonnes of COVID-19 waste in four months since June, followed by Tamil Nadu (1,737 tonnes), Gujarat (1,638 tonnes), Kerala (1,516 tonnes), Uttar Pradesh (1,432 tonnes), Delhi (1,400 tonnes), Karnataka (1,380 tonnes) and West Bengal (1,000 tonnes). (PTI)

14:02 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Thane records over 1,300 new cases

Thane district reported 1,341 Covid-19 cases on Monday, taking its tally to 1,91,823, PTI quoted an official as saying on Monday.

The district reported 32 deaths on Sunday, pushing the total death toll to 4,846, he said.

There are 16,160 active COVID-19 cases in the district, while 1,70,817 patients have recovered.

Kalyan has reported the highest number of cases in the district at 46,185, followed by 40,861 in Thane and 40,345 in Navi Mumbai, the official said.

11:10 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Major power failure across Mumbai, Thane, Panvel; train lines affected

Train services in many parts of Mumbai came to a halt after a failure in the central grid of TATA Power at Kalwa hit Adani and BEST electricity distribution services in city. As business and daily life was affected across Mumbai and its suburbs, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said it will take another “45 min to 1 hr to restore the supply”.

“Mumbai Suburban trains on CR held up due to grid failure. We will update ASAP. Kindly bear with us” the public relations office of the central railway said. On Central Railway, trains are not running between CSMT and Diva; while on Western Railway, trains are stopped between Churchgate and Vasai.

Juhu, Andheri, Mira Road, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Panvel were among the areas that were largely affected. The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport [BEST] spokesperson confirmed: “Due to grid failure, the supply of power in the city is disrupted.” “The electric supply is interrupted due to TATAs incoming electric supply failure. Inconveniences is regretted,” BEST posted on Twitter.

22:23 (IST)11 Oct 2020
Open places of worship in Maharashtra: MNS minorities wing leader

The government must allow places of worship of all communities to open amid the coronavirus- induced lockdown, especially mosques so that Friday prayers can be held, an MNS minorities wing functionary said on Sunday. Maharashtra Navnirman Sena secretary Altaf Khan said the MVA government was opening bars and restaurants and other such establishments as part of its "unlock" process, but was ignoring places of worship since the functioning of the former brought revenue to state coffers.

20:29 (IST)11 Oct 2020
Maharashtra's COVID-19 case count grows by 10,792, death toll by 309

Maharashtra recorded 10,792 new coronavirus positive cases on Sunday, which pushed the state's overall tally to 15,28,226, the health department said. The death toll due to the virus reached 40,349 as 309 patients succumbed to the infection, it said. A total of 10,461 patients were discharged from hospitals following recovery during the day, it said in a statement. So far, 12,66,240 patients have recovered across the state. There are 2,21,174 active cases in Maharashtra at present, while the number of people tested so far is 76,43,584.

15:24 (IST)11 Oct 2020
People's commitment needed to win war against COVID-19: Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said the war against COVID-19 will be won by the "whole-hearted participation" of people, who have to decide whether to follow protocols to contain the spread of the disease or remain in lockdown. In a webcast, Thackeray said COVID-19 is a "foreign guest not leaving us despite our best efforts", and added that it is spreading from cities to rural areas. He said 70 to 80 per cent COVID-19 patients are asymptomatic, and termed face mask as the self-defence or the "black belt" in the fight against the viral infection till a vaccine comes up.

"I don't want to impose strict laws or penalty against violators of the COVID-19 protocols. The war against the pandemic will be won by people's whole-hearted participation," he said.

13:03 (IST)11 Oct 2020
Hot, humid conditions continue in Mumbai

Mumbai has been sweltering in hot and humid conditions over the last two days, compounded by a thin layer of smog over the city on Saturday, indicating a rise in the pollution level. At 121, the Air Quality Index (AQI) was worse than Friday’s 118 (moderate), and the worst after the March 21 lockdown and phased reopening since July. The city’s AQI, according to System of Air Quality Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), had been under 50 since the lockdown began in March, with isolated days of ‘satisfactory’ AQI after partial relaxation in restrictions. SAFAR has forecast pollution levels to be in the moderate category for Sunday. Click here to read more

12:01 (IST)11 Oct 2020
Schools not to reopen in Maharashtra before Diwali: Minister

Schools in the state will not reopen before Diwali, state School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said on Sunday. "While we are exploring various options, it is clear that schools will not open before Diwali," she was quoted as saying by news agency PTI. The Centre on March 16 had announced the closure of all educational institutions, including schools, colleges and universities, to prevent the spread of the virus. It has now allowed graded reopening of schools from October 15.

11:57 (IST)11 Oct 2020
BEST projects loss of Rs 1,887 crore, urges state govt to relax social distancing rules

The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) undertaking has presented a deficit budget of Rs 1,887 crore for financial year 2021-22. Presenting the estimated budget before BEST’s standing committee, General Manager Surendra Kumar Bagde said the undertaking is projected to spend Rs 6,827.83 crore on its bus operations and electricity supply but stands to generate revenue of only Rs 4,939 crore. BEST’s earning from its transportation wing is estimated to dip to Rs 1,407 crore against expenditure of Rs 3,039.24 crore in operating a total of 3,675 buses, of which BEST owns 2,875 buses. Another 800 have been acquired on wet-lease. “For fiscal 2021-22, our target is to increase our ridership to over 30 lakh daily for which we will need more buses. We are targeting to double our fleet to about 6,337 buses by March 2022,” said Bagde. Click here to read more

11:38 (IST)11 Oct 2020
‘Special’ Pune-Mumbai trains see only 20 pc occupancy, passengers say invalid season pass the main issue

Although Central Railway has started two special trains between Mumbai and Pune – with the timings same as that of the popular Deccan Queen and Indrayani Express – commuters who travel between the cities daily for work are not too enthusiastic about the restoration of service. They point out that the special trains do not accept seasons passes, a facility used by most regular travellers. This became apparent on Saturday as both trains, which can carry over 1,000 passengers each, had less than 200 during their trip from Pune to Mumbai. While the Railway administration said that the low occupancy was due to the weekend, commuters and passenger activists feel that the invalidation of seasons’ passes for these services is bound to turn passengers away. The requirement of booking a train berth twice a day is proving to be a tough task for many passengers. Click here to read more

11:20 (IST)11 Oct 2020
‘No ICU bed available’, 21-year-old dies two hours after being discharged from hospital

Barely two hours after a 21-year-old student was discharged from a private hospital in Pimpri-Chinchwad, she died at the jumbo Covid facility in Nehrunagar on Saturday. The patient, who was in critical condition, was discharged from the private hospital as it had no vacant ICU bed. The patient, a resident of Gharkul, was admitted to Dr D Y Patil Hospital in Pimpri about five days ago. Doctors at the hospital said the student was detected Covid positive a month ago but had subsequently recovered. However, she started feeling uneasy five days ago, and her relatives admitted her to the Dr D Y Patil Hospital. “On Saturday morning, doctors at the hospital said they had no ICU bed available and therefore she should be shifted to another hospital,” said Anita Adhikari, a relative of the patient and president of Nari Shakti Sanstha, Pimpri-Chinchwad. Click here to read more.

11:08 (IST)11 Oct 2020
Nearly 11,5000 in single day, overall caseload exceeds 1.5 million

With nearly 11,500 cases in a single day, Maharashtra’s coronavirus tally on Saturday increased to 1,517,434, a health official said. At least 308 deaths were also reported during the day, which took the death toll to 40,040, the official added. As many as 26,440 patients were discharged after treatment, taking the tally of recovered people to 12,55,779. Follow this blog for all the latest updates.

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Mumbai city reported 2,203 new cases, which pushed its overall case count to 2,27,276, while its death toll rose to 9,391 with 48 new fatalities.

Pune city added 724 new cases, raising its tally to 1,64,341, while 16 deaths took the toll to 3,718.

The state has so far conducted 75,69,447 tests.

The Mumbai division, which consists of Mumbai city and satellite towns, reported 4,203 new cases, raising its total count to 5,25,273. A total of 16,837 people have died so far in the region, the official said.

The number of cases in the Pune division stood at 3,95,854 and death toll at 8,722, the official said.

Nashik division's cumulative case tally stood at 2,04,585 and death toll at 3,982, he said.

Kolhapur division has reported 1,02,015 cases and 3,192 deaths till now, while Aurangabad division's case tally stood at 56,467 and death count at 1,455.

Latur division has reported 62,465 cases until now and 1,764 fatalities.

Akola division has reported 46,652 cases while 1,068 people have succumbed to the infection until now.

[From PTI]