Some automobile repair shops like this one in Andheri opened on Monday
MUMBAI: Maharashtra reported 76 deaths on Monday. Of these 76, 54 occurred in the last two days and the rest are from between 14 and 28 May, the state said. Out of the 40 dead in Mumbai, 26 patients had co-morbidities.
Civic officials maintained once again that the city was seeing cases owing to greater number of tests being done. On Monday, 3,800 people were tested, while since the beginning of the outbreak over 2 lakh tests have been carried out, officials said. Dharavi, one of the city’s hotspots, reported 34 new cases on Monday, taking the total number of patients there to 1,805. Other localities of G-North ward like Dadar on Monday reported seven new cases and Mahim 17. The total cases reported so far from G-North ward are 2,655, the highest among the city’s 24 wards.
Health minister Tope inaugurated a 200-bed dedicated Covid health centre near Mahim Nature Park on Monday. This facility was set up in 15 days’ time and all beds have oxygen facility, officials said.
Meanwhile, in the broader MMR region outside the city, two Covid-19 patients died while 60 new cases were reported from Kalyan-Dombivli, taking the total numbers of patients there to 1,095 including 31 deaths. The two deceased were a 70-year-old woman from Titwala and a 65-year old man from Bail Bazar in Kalyan (West). Both died in Sion hospital and had diabetes as underlying condition.
The state government on Monday said the recovery rate in Maharashtra had gone up over three times since March. It was 13% as on March 30 and on May 31, it was 43% due to the implementation of the new discharge policy under which asymptomatic patients are not tested before being sent home. As on Monday, a total of 30,108 patients had been treated and discharged. There were a total of 5.67 lakh patients in home quarantine in the state and of the 72,704 institutional quarantine beds available, 36,189 are occupied, officials said.
Besides the deaths in Mumbai, Mira-Bhayandar and Navi Mumbai reported 6 deaths each, Vasai-Virar and Aurangabad city reported 3 deaths each, Raigad and Kalyan-Dombivli reported two deaths each, Pune reported 8 deaths and Thane, Nashik, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Jalna, Beed and Nagpur reported one death each.