- Centre has declared Mumbai as one of the major hotspots of COVID-19
- Maharashtra has the highest number of coronavirus cases in India
- The state has reported 432 COVID-19 linked deaths so far
Maharashtra has inched close to 10,000 coronavirus cases with 597 new additions today. The state, which has the highest number of COVID-19 patients in India, now has 9,915 coronavirus cases. The state also registered 32 deaths today, taking the total number of deaths to 432.
Maharashtra's capital Mumbai, which has more cases than any other state in the country, saw an increase in 475 new cases today, taking its total number to 6,644. The city also recorded 26 deaths today.
In Mumbai's Dharavi, Asia's biggest slum that houses over 8 lakh people, 14 new cases emerged today, taking its overall tally to 344. Dharavi has so far reported 18 deaths.
Maharashtra state has so far carried out 1,37,159 tests for COVID-19 of which 1,26,376 were negative and 9,915 positive. There are 723 active coronavirus containment zones in Maharashtra, a state health official said.
As many as 9,811 health squads have so far completed surveillance of 40.43 lakh population in the state, he said. The number of people who have been discharged following recovery from the deadly infection stood at 1,593 in the state.
There are 1,62,860 people currently in home quarantine and 10,813 in institutional quarantine, the official added.
The centre has declared Mumbai as one of the major hotspots of COVID-19 in the country and various measures have been taken by the authorities to contain the spread of the virus in its densely populated slums.
Earlier today, Maharashtra said that it is in talks with chief ministers of other states over enabling the return of migrant workers to their native places in a planned manner after the central government said migrant labourers, students, pilgrims or tourists who do not have symptoms of coronavirus can return to their home states now.
With inputs from PTI