Covid Cases in Maharashtra: 75% new Covid cases from 6 Maharashtra districts | Mumbai News – Times of India


MUMBAI: CM Uddhav Thackeray said on Sunday that six districts, including Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg, were reporting a high number of cases even before they were hit by floods and landslides. “We have to take more care in these districts as their situation is a cause of concern,” he said.
On Sunday, the state reported 5,508 new cases, of which more than 75% was reported from these districts, along with Pune and Ahmednagar. The Pune circle alone contributed to 2,194 cases. While Pune district reported 963 cases, Solapur added 617 and Satara 614. From Nashik circle, Ahmednagar added 764 cases. In comparison, Mumbai Metropolitan Region added 864 cases, of which Mumbai contributed the highest, 323, and Raigad 103.
The state’s case tally now stands at 63,53,328. This is the second time in August that daily detections have dropped under 5,000. The state also reported 151 deaths, taking the cumulative Covid-19 toll of Maharashtra to 1,33,996. Although Pune circle contributed to the greatest number of cases, the highest deaths came from Kolhapur. Of the 151 deaths, 55 were from Kolhapur circle and 50 from Pune circle. Mumbai circle accounted for 25 deaths.
Mumbai on Sunday saw nine deaths. This is the seventh day in a row the city registered single-digit deaths. Of the nine deaths, six cases were of comorbidities. Four patients were aged 40-60 years, while five were senior citizens. Taskforce member Dr Rahul Pandit said it is imperative to analyse how many deaths were among vaccinated people. The city’s overall case tally has touched 7,37,497 and deaths have reached 15,951. The weekly growth rate of Mumbai has dropped to 0.04%.

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