Saturday, May 16, 2020

Maharashtra Crosses 30,000-Mark, Over 18,500 Coronavirus Cases In Mumbai

Mumbai's aggregate reached 18,555 with 884 people testing positive in a single day. Maharashtra Crosses 30,000-Mark, Over 18,500 Coronavirus Cases In Mumbai Maharashtra has demanded a special economic package for Mumbai from the centre (File)



Mumbai: Maharashtra has reported 1,606 coronavirus cases in 24 hours, taking the total past the 30,000-mark, the state government data said, adding 67 people have died because of the disease in a day. Mumbai's aggregate reached 18,555, with 884 positive cases being reported on Saturday.


Among those killed on Saturday, Mumbai, the worst-hit city in the country, reported 41 deaths. 696 people have died so far in the state capital.

26 of them were male and 15 female. 24 of the 41 patients had comorbidities, two were below the age of 40, 27 were above 60 while 12 were between the ages of 40 and 60.

Seven deaths were reported in Pune, seven in Thane city, five in Aurangabad city, three in Jalgaon, two in Mira-Bhayandar and one each in Nashik and Solapur.

524 coronavirus patients were discharged today in the state. Total 7,088 patients have been cured of the disease so far.

There are 22,479 active cases in Maharashtra as of now.

In Mumbai, 238 patients were discharged from city hospitals during the day.

Maharashtra's Industry Minister Subhash Desai told NDTV after a meeting with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday that the lockdown will be extended in Mumbai and other major cities.

"Looking at the way cases have bene going up in big cities like Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Malegaon, Aurangabad, it seems the lockdown may be extended. It will have to be done because of the situation. The government focus is on the health of the people. The first focus is that. Then of course there is industry and economy," the minister said.

Maharashtra has demanded a special economic package for Mumbai from the centre. Several decisions have been taken to get the economy on track, Mr Desai said.-ndtv

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