Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune Coronavirus Live Updates: More than 6 lakh cases in the state

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Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune Coronavirus News Live Updates: Maharashtra recorded 8,500 cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, taking its tally beyond six lakh. With 6,04,358 cases, the state continues to have more than one fourth of India’s 26,47,664 Covid-19 infections. At least 228 people succumbed to the disease on the same day; the state’s toll now stands at 20,265.

Mumbai has 1,29,479 cases of Covid-19, and 7,173 deaths. On Monday, Pune overtook the financial city as its caseload increased to 1.32 lakh cases. Its toll stood at 3,247, half of Mumbai’s. Authorities in Pune attributed the rise in cases to higher testing.

In other news from Pune, the first sero-survey conducted in the city detected the prevalence of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in an average of 51.5 per cent of the people. Scientists and epidemiologists said the extensive spread was not unusual. Pune’s results can be compared to New Delhi, where 23 per cent had antibodies, and Mumbai, where the percentage was 57 per cent in slums and 16 per cent in non-slum areas. In Ahmedabad, it was 47 per cent.

Union Home Minster Amit Shah has been admitted to AIIMS in New Delhi after complaining of “fatigue and body aches”, the hospital said on Tuesday. Shah had contracted Covid-19 on August 2. He later tested negative for the disease on August 14.

In non-Covid news, an orange alert has been issued in two districts on Maharashtra – Kolhapur and Satara – by the India Meteorological Department, warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall. The alert has been issued for two days, August 18 and 19. “The southwest monsoon will remain active over Maharashtra for the next 4-5 days which will cause strong spells of showers,” an official told news agency PTI.

The first sero-survey conducted in Pune detected the prevalence of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in an average of 51.5 per cent of the people. Scientists and epidemiologists said the extensive spread was not unusual. Pune’s results can be compared to New Delhi, where 23 per cent had antibodies, and Mumbai, where the percentage was 57 per cent in slums and 16 per cent in non-slum areas. In Ahmedabad, it was 47 per cent.

“A similar trend was reflected in Pune as the number of cases by July was quite high here. We expected extensive spread of Covid-19 in selected areas with high incidence,” Dr Aurnab Ghose, associate professor at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) told The Indian Express. He is also one of the principal investigators of the serosurveillance.

A Mumbai-based doctor approached the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court against a private hospital in Aurangabad on Monday, alleging that her father was not tested or treated for Covid-19 despite showing symptoms leading to his death last month. The petition filed by 36-year-old Sonal Kadam says her father Vaman Doiphode (63), a resident of Aurangabad, was admitted to Seth Nandlal Dhoot Hospital on July 8 after he suffered a fall the previous day at his residence. He was advised surgery for a fracture he had suffered. Read Sadaf Modak’s report

Pune has more Covid-19 cases than Mumbai. On Monday, Pune had 1.32 lakh cases while Mumbai had 1.29 lakh infections. However, its death toll is half of Mumbai’s. While Pune has reported 3,247 deaths, Mumbai has 7,173 deaths. In other news, Pune is the city with the most number of infections in India. Authorities in Pune attributed the rise in cases to higher testing. Read Amitabh Sinha explained on India’s coronavirus numbers, and what they mean

Welcome to our live blog on the Covid-19 situation in Maharashtra. Here, we will track the latest news and updates from across the state. Maharashtra recorded 8,500 cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, taking its tally beyond six lakh. With 6,04,358 cases, the state continues to have more than one fourth of India’s 26,47,664 infections. At least 228 people succumbed to the disease Monday; the state’s toll now stands at 20,265.

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maharashtra coronavirus, coronavirus news, maharashtra coronavirus news, maharashtra coronavirus cases, mumbai news, corona news, mumbai corona cases, mumbai latest news, mumbai coronavirus A Covid-19 testing camp at Chembur, Mumbai. (Express Photo: Amit Chakravarty)

Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune Coronavirus News Live Updates:

Maharashtra on Monday crossed the six lakh mark with the addition of 8,493 new cases of COVID-19, while 228 more patients succumbed to the infection, 40 of them in Mumbai. The state’s coronavirus count rose to 6,04,358 after 8,493 fresh cases were reported, while 228 new deaths took the fatality tally to 20,265. Also, 11,391 patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the tally of recovered cases to 4,28,514. There are 1,55,268 active cases in the state.

Mumbai reported 753 new cases and 40 deaths, taking its tally to 1,29,479 and the toll to 7,173. The number of active cases in Mumbai stood at 17,704. Pune city reported 919 new cases along with 26 deaths, pushing up its COVID-19 tally to 80,407 and the toll to 2,077. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region — which covers Mumbai and surrounding towns — reported 2,104 new coronavirus cases, taking its total to 2,89,402. Also, 74 deaths took the total fatalities in the region to 11,614, the official said.

Mumbai has 1,29,479 cases of Covid-19, and 7,173 deaths. On Monday, Pune overtook the financial city as its caseload increased to 1.32 lakh cases. Its toll stood at 3,247, half of Mumbai’s. Authorities in Pune attributed the rise in cases to higher testing. Pune is conducting the most number of tests in Maharashtra, and almost twice as many as Mumbai. Pune had ordered one lakh antigen tests in July, which it is near to exhausting, and has ordered another one lakh kits now.

Further, Pune has the highest number of active cases in India, almost four times that of Delhi. As on Sunday, Pune had over 41,000 active patients, while Delhi had less than 11,000. Mumbai has about 18,000 active cases right now. Chennai, which has seen 1.16 lakh people getting infected till now, has about 11,500 active cases.

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maharashtra coronavirus, coronavirus news, maharashtra coronavirus news, maharashtra coronavirus cases, mumbai news, corona news, mumbai corona cases, mumbai latest news, mumbai coronavirus A sero-survey is conducted in Mumbai. (Express Photo)

The first sero-survey conducted in Pune detected the prevalence of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in an average of 51.5 per cent of the people. Scientists and epidemiologists said the extensive spread was not unusual. Pune’s results can be compared to New Delhi, where 23 per cent had antibodies, and Mumbai, where the percentage was 57 per cent in slums and 16 per cent in non-slum areas. In Ahmedabad, it was 47 per cent.