Maharashtra records 26,672 new COVID-19 cases; recovery rate rises to 92.12%
Maharashtra on Sunday recorded 26,672 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of active cases to 3,48,395. Besides, 594 COVID-19 deaths were reported in the day, taking the number of total fatalities to 88,620.
29,177 patients were discharged in the day, taking the tally to 51,40,272. The recovery rate in the state rose to 92.12%. The case fatality rate in the state is 1.59%.
COVID-19: Mumbai reports 1,431 cases, 49 deaths on May 23
With the addition of 1,431 new COVID-19 cases on May 23, Mumbai's infection tally rose to 6,97,810. Now, there are 28,410 active cases in the city.
Mumbai reported 49 deaths due to coronavirus on Sunday which pushed its fatality count to 14,623 data released by the city's civic body. 1,470 COVID-19 patients recovered and were discharged on Sunday taking the recovery count to 6,52,686.
As mucormycosis cases on rise, screening of COVID-19 survivors ordered in rural Pune
The Pune district administration has directed rural health officials to screen COVID-19 survivors to identify the suspected cases of mucormycosis or black fungus.
As per an order issued by district collector Rajesh Deshmukh, the health departments in the rural areas have been instructed to obtain the lists of COVID-19 patients who recovered from the infection after April 15 and conduct the first round of the screening of the suspected mucormycosis patients between May 24 and May 27.
3,088 new COVID-19 cases in Pune district, 94 patients die
Pune district of Maharashtra reported 3,088 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking its overall count to 9,95,524, a health official said on Sunday.
The death toll in the district reached 1,689 as 94 succumbed to the infection during the day, he said.
"Of the total number of new cases, 709 were reported from the Pune Municipal Corporation limits, where the caseload has grown to 4,65,625," he added.
A total of 2,324 patients were discharged from hospitals on Sunday.
Pimpri Chinchwad, an industrial township near Pune city, recorded 655 new cases, which took its infection count to 2,46,609
Maha BJYM functionary held for 'defamatory' remarks against Sharad Pawar
Mumbai police have arrested Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha's (BJYM) Maharashtra unit secretary for allegedly making defamatory statements against NCP chief Sharad Pawar and his grandnephew MLA Rohit Pawar on Twitter, an official said on Sunday.
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Tug Varaprada has been located during an underwater search by INS Makar, which commenced early morning today. Diving is in progress to locate trapped Brave Nature's Victim (BNV) if any: PRO, Western Naval Command
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Cyclone Tauktae: 2 more bodies washed ashore Gujarat, Daman coast
Two more bodies, suspected to be of victims a barge and a tugboat that sank due to cyclone Tauktae, have been found at the Valsad coast in Gujarat and the neighbouring Union Territory of Daman, police said on Monday.
This has taken the total number of such bodies recovered in the past few days to eight.
Out of the two more bodies recovered, one was washed ashore at Magod Dungri in Valsad on Sunday. Before this, six bodies with life jackets were found from different places in the district in the last couple of days, the police said.
Besides, police in neighbouring Daman said they recovered a body, clad in a uniform and life jacket, from the Kadaiya beach on Saturday.
Prima facie, the body appears to be of a victim of barge P305 which sank last Monday, they said.
The police further said one more body was found at a beach in Moti Daman area on Monday morning, but it does not seem to be of any victim of the barge or the tugboat 'Varaprada' which sank off the Mumbai coast due to cyclonic storm Tauktae.