recorded 10,576 new
cases on Wednesday, taking the state’s
tally to 3,37,607. Also, 280 people succumbed to the infection, taking the death toll due to coronavirus in the state to 12,556 and the fatality rate to 3.72 per cent, as per the latest information shared by the state health department.
Here are some of the other COVID-19 and
highlights of July 22 from
, Maharashtra and the rest of the country:
Mumbai reports 1,310 fresh cases
Mumbai on Wednesday reported 1,310 new cases of coronavirus and with that, the case count of the Maximum City climbed to 1,04,572. Also, 58 patients succumbed to the virus taking the death toll to 5,872. On the contrary, as many as 68,537 patients have recovered till date and the number of active cases in the city is now pitched at 23,582.
Dadar sees jump in coronavirus cases
Dadar reported 58 fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday pushing the total tally to 1,502. Also, there are 464 active cases reported in Dadar while 965 patients have recovered from the virus infection. Nearby Mahim has also reported 13 new cases taking the total number of cases to 1,523. There are a total of 212 active cases in the Mahim area. As many as 1,241 patients have been cured/discharged from the area so far.
Asia’s largest slum, Dharavi, which was once a hotspot for the coronavirus infection, has recorded only 5 COVID-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours. There are 2,507 positive cases and 141 active cases at present in Dharavi, which has been lauded by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for its efforts taken to contain the spread of COVID-19. So far, 2,116 patients have been cured/discharged from Dharavi.
I am not Donald Trump and can’t see my people suffering, says Uddhav Thackeray
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that he is not US President Donald Trump, who has been facing criticism over his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic in the US, and cannot see his people suffer in front of his eyes. “Unlock Interview .. I’m not Trump … Heartfelt interview of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray..”Saamna”,” Raut captioned the teaser of the interview shared on Twitter.
India responding with utmost urgency to COVID-19 from start: WHO
India is responding with utmost urgency to coronavirus from the very beginning and has been continuously strengthening preparedness and response measures, WHO Regional Director (South-East Asia) Poonam Khetrapal Singh said on Wednesday. “India is responding with utmost urgency to COVID-19 from the start. It’s been continuously strengthening preparedness and response measures, including ramping up testing capacities, readying more hospitals, arranging and stocking up medicines and essentials,” Singh said at a virtual briefing.
Rail Roko at Nalasopara as commuters want access to local trains; commuters protest at bus depot
Hundreds of commuters in Maharashtra’s Nalasopara got down onto the train tracks on Wednesday morning demanding that they too be allowed to travel by train. The sudden protest by the commuters from the non-essential sector disrupted the schedule of the local trains. With the COVID-19 induced lockdown in place, local train services are currently being run only for those who work in essential services. However, people lost their patience and came onto tracks at the railway station after MSRTC buses stopped plying.
Sales for sex toys rise 65 per cent in post-COVID-19 lockdown; Maharashtra tops the list
Discussing sex is still considered taboo in the Indian society, but ever since the COVID-19 induced lockdown was imposed in the country, the sales for sex toys have soared. Over the last few months, the market has seen a spike of 65 p