Maharashtra reports 9,350 COVID-19 cases, 388 deaths; 15,176 recover
Maharashtra on Tuesday reported 9,350 new coronavirus cases, up from 8,129 a day ago, taking its tally to 59,24,773, while 388 more deaths pushed the toll to 1,14,154, the state health department said.
As many as 15,176 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, taking the number of recovered cases to 56,69,179, a statement from the health department said. The state now has 1,38,361 active cases, the health department said.
Mumbai records 572 new COVID-19 cases
Mumbai saw a spike of 572 cases and 14 more deaths, pushing its infection tally to 7,16,351 and the toll to 15,216.
Allow Mumbai restaurants to reopen, hoteliers appeal to Thackeray
The beleaguered Hotel & Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) - founded by J.R.D. Tata - on Tuesday urged Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to allow them to reopen for business in Mumbai.
HRAWI President Sherry Bhatia said that though Mumbai has achieved a Level 2 status as per the latest norms, restaurants and bars in the city have still not been permitted to function as usual, though they are reeling under huge losses.
"The industry with 210,000 restaurants and around 10,500 hotels in the state is under a lockdown in Mumbai practically for 15 months since March 2020, barring a brief period of around 4-5 months, but with several restrictions. Besides no relief has been granted in terms of statutory charges that have led to closure of almost 40 percent of the establishments in the state," Bhatia said.
Rain lashes various parts of Mumbai, Thane
Moderate to intense spells of rains continue to lash isolated places in parts of Mumbai and Thane.Parts of Thane and Navi Mumbai have been witnessing light rains since Tuesday morning.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an yellow alert indicating heavy rains till June 17 in Mumbai.This year the onset of monsoon was declared on June 9, two days before its official onset date.
Bhiwandi town reports its first death due to black fungus
Bhiwandi town in Maharashtra's Thane district has reported its first fatality due to mucormycosis or black fungus with the death of a woman conservancy staffer of the local civic body, a medical officer said.
However, the deceased had not tested positive for the coronavirus infection and she was suffering from diabetes and hypertension, Dr K R Kharat, medical officer of Bhiwandi Nizampur City Municipal Corporation (BNCMC), said on Tuesday. (PTI)