>Maharashtra sees over 8,000 new Covid-19 cases 3rd day in a row, tally crosses 3 lakh
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.Updated: 18 Jul 2020, 11:10 PM IST
Edited ByJ. Jagannath
- With 8,348 new cases, the state’s overall virus tally reached 3,00,937
- Mumbai’s Covid-19 caseload crosses 1 lakh with 1,199 new cases in the last 24 hours
New Delhi:For third consecutive day, Maharashtra on Saturday witnessed over 8,000 new coronavirus cases.
With 8,348 new cases, which is the second biggest single-day, the state’s overall tally reached 3,00,937.
On 16 July the state had recorded its highest 24-hour spike with 8,641 new cases while on 17 July the state had detected8,308 new cases.
144 deaths in the last 24 hours took the state’s death toll to 11,596.
The total number of recoveries in the state reached 1,65,663, including 5,307 in the last 24 hours.
Mumbai reported 1,199 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, taking its overall tally post 1 lakh-mark to 1,00,178. 65 more deaths in the last 24 hours took the death toll of Maharashtra’s capital to 5,647.
There are 24,039 active cases in the city, said Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. The case doubling rate of Mumbai stands at 54 days, said BMC.
Six new coronavirus patients were reported from Mumbai’s Dharavi area on Saturday, a BMC official said.
It took the case tally in the densely populated area, known as Asia’s largest slum, to 2,444, he said.
The civic body has stopped disclosing the number of COVID-19 deaths in the area.
Dharavi has now only 107 active COVID-19 cases, the senior official said.
An addition of 1,822 COVID-19 cases in Thane on Saturday took the district’s count to 65,927, while 43 deaths increased the toll to 1,870, an official said.
Navi Mumbai and Thane reported ten deaths each during the day, while Kalyan led the case count with 475, followed by Navi Mumbai at 352 and Thane at 342, he added.
“Thane and Kalyan now have more than 15,000 cases each while Navi Mumbai has crossed the 11000-mark. The recovery rate in the district further improved to 62.34 per cent,” the official informed.
Neighbouring Palghar district has 11,403 cases, while 212 people have died there of the infection.
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