Mumbai records 864 new cases and 23 deaths
Mumbai city on Wednesday reported 864 new cases and 23 deaths, taking its infection tally to 7,21,963 and the toll to 15,338.
Maharashtra's daily COVID-19 case count tops 10,000 after a week
After a gap of seven days, Maharashtra on Wednesday crossed the 10,000 single-day case mark and reported 10,066 COVID-19 infections, taking its tally to 59,97,587, said the state health department. The state on June 16 had reported 10,107 cases and since then, the daily count has remained below 10,000.
With 163 more deaths, the fatality count increased to 1,19,303, the health department said. The state's COVID-19 recovery rate is 95.93 per cent, while the case fatality rate is 1.99 per cent, the report said.
As many as 11,032 patients were discharged during the day, taking the number of recovered cases to 57,53,290 and leaving the state with 1,21,859 active cases, the department said. There are 5,92,108 people in home quarantine and 4,223 in institutional quarantine, the report said.
NIA raids Shiv Sena leader Pradeep Sharma's NGO in Mumbai
The National Investigation Agency is conducting a raid at the Shiv Sena leader and former 'encounter specialist' of Mumbai Police, Pradeep Sharma's NGO, namely PS Foundation here in Mumbai.
Maha cabinet approves transfer of MIAL ownership to Adani Airport Holdings
Maharashtra cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal transferring the ownership of the Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) constructing the Navi Mumbai international airport to the Adani Airport Holdings. A statement issued by the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said the land acquisition for the greenfield international airport, which will come up on 1,160 hectares, stood complete. The first phase of the airport is expected to be completed in 2023-24, it said.
Petrol price nears Rs 104-mark in Mumbai
Petrol and diesel now cost Rs 103.89 and Rs 95.79 per liter.