Maharashtra sees 10,107 new COVID-19 cases, 237 deaths, 10,567 recoveries
Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 10,107 fresh coronavirus positive cases and 237 fatalities, taking the count of infections to 59,34,880 and the toll to 1,15,390 while 10,567 patients recovered during the day, the state health department said.
Maharashtra also added 999 deaths in its tally as part of the ongoing data reconciliation exercise. Out of the 237 deaths, 144 fatalities had occurred in the last 48 hours while 93 in the last week, the department said.
With 10,567 people being discharged during the day, the count of recoveries in Maharashtra so far reached 56,79,746, leaving the state with 1,36,661 active cases.
Currently, 8,78,781 people are in home quarantine and 5,401 others are in institutional quarantine, the department said.
(Free inputs from agencies)
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City recorded 11 deaths due to coronavirus on Wednesday which pushed its fatality count to 15,,227 as per data released by the city's civic body. 1300 COVID-19 patients recovered and were discharged on Monday, taking the recovery count to 6,86,125.
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He was sent to the agency's custody till June 25 by a special PMLA court here.
An ED official related to the probe said that the agency arrested Patil on Tuesday night from his residence in connection with fraud at the Karnala Nagari Sahakari Bank.
According to the ED officials, Patil is of the Peasants and Workers Party of India and a former chairman of the Panvel-based bank.
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Clashes broke out between Shiv Sena and BJP workers in Dadar area here on Wednesday after the youth wing of the BJP took out a protest march against `offensive' remarks in the Sena mouthpiece Saamana about the land deal controversy in Ayodhya.
The police used force to disperse the supporters of the two parties which were once allies. Sena workers assaulted a woman member of the BJP, the latter alleged.
The trouble started after the Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha took out a protest march towards Shiv Sena Bhavan in Dadar, the Sena's headquarters, over a Saamana editorial which demanded probe of a "suspicious" land purchase deal by the Ram temple trust in Ayodhya. The trust has denied the allegations.