Maharashtra reported 4,342 new COVID-19 cases, 47,55 recoveries and 55 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the state's public health department bulletin on Thursday.
The recovery rate in the state reached 97.04 per cent.
The cumulative caseload of the state mounted to 64,73,674 while the recoveries touched 62,81,985. A total of 1,37,551 persons have succumbed to COVID-19.
(With inputs from agencies)
A new variant of coronavirus - C.1.2 - which has been detected in South Africa and some other countries, could be more infectious than earlier strains and may evade vaccines, said an infectious diseases consultant who is also a member of the Maharashtra COVID-19 task force on Thursday.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday stressed the need for a time-bound action plan to ensure tap water connection to every rural household by 2024.
He was speaking at a review meeting of the Jal Jeevan Mission, under which the state government is aiming to provide more than 1.42 crore water connections in rural areas by 2024, of which 65 per cent target has been achieved.
Police and coastal security were on alert after an unidentified mini-barge hit the rocks off the coast near Bhuigaon village in Maharashtra's Palghar district, officials said on Thursday.
The boat is stranded on a rocky stretch around 4 kms off the coast and no identification name or flag is visible, sparking suspicions among the Palghar police and the Indian Coast Guard.
Today’s Weather forecast @0800hrs: Light to Moderate rain at isolated places in city & suburbs.
Today’s High Tide:
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CT- 3.64 mm
ES- 6.86 mm
WS- 9.66 mm
With the addition of 269 coronavirus positive cases, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra mounted to 5,51,981, an official said on Friday.
These cases were reported on Thursday, he said.
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The Bombay High Court on Friday asked the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to submit its affidavit on a petition filed by Sanjeev Palande, an arrested aide of former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh, that seeks to quash the money laundering case lodged by the agency.
Palande, an additional collector-rank official who was working as Deshmukh's personal secretary, was arrested by the ED on June 26 in the money laundering case. He is presently in judicial custody.
In his petition filed earlier this week, Palande sought that the case be quashed. He also challenged the constitutional validity of certain provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), under which he has been booked.
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