Maharashtra, Mumbai Coronavirus, Weather Today highlights: Maharashtra on Tuesday reported 10,425 fresh cases of coronavirus infection, taking the state’s case tally to 7,03,823, said a state health official. With this, cases in Maharashtra crossed the seven lakh-mark. The state had crossed the six lakh-mark on August 17. The death toll due to the pandemic in the state rose to 22,794 with 329 fatalities being reported during the day.
Mumbai reported 587 new cases and 35 deaths. The number of COVID-19 cases in the city thus rose to 1,37,683 and death toll to 7,474. There are 17,938 active coronavirus cases in Mumbai now. Pune city reported 1,228 new cases and 36 deaths.
At the inauguration of the first jumbo Covid facility for Pune at College of Engineering Pune (CoEP), the chief minister reiterated that the state government would not remain ignorant of the pandemic situation and be prepared to handle a “second wave” of the infection.