85 days on, Maharashtra crosses 70,000 cases, nearly 60% from Mumbai | Mumbai News

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MUMBAI: Eighty-five days after the first case of Covid-19 was reported in the state, Maharashtra‘s tally crossed the 70,000 mark. With the addition of 2,361 cases on Monday, the first day of ‘unlocking’ in most parts of the country, the total cases in the state jumped to 70,013. Mumbai added 1,413 cases, taking its tally to 41,099 cases, thus breaching the 41,000 mark.

The state reported 76 deaths on Monday, taking its toll to 2,362, of which 40 were in Mumbai. The city’s toll is 1,319.
Maharashtra had reported its first 10,000 cases on April 30, 53 days after the first Covid cases was reported, and the journey from 10,000 to 70,000 was completed in merely 32 days. However, the state government said the number of active cases in the state were 37,534, and the remaining patients have been treated and discharged. “We are rigorously following ICMR guidelines regarding testing and discharge protocols, and it is showing results. Our doubling rate has improved considerably and is over 17 days, and our rate of recovery too has gone up at least three times as compared to March,” health minister Rajesh Tope said.



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