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Migrants receive food handouts after being stopped at the city border from moving ahead during lockdown to check the spread of the new coronavirus in Mumbai (AP)
Migrants receive food handouts after being stopped at the city border from moving ahead during lockdown to check the spread of the new coronavirus in Mumbai (AP)

With 393 fresh cases, Mumbai's Covid-19 count nears 6,000-mark

  • Death toll in Mumbai increased to 244 after 25 new deaths were reported today
  • Out of the total Mumbai cases, 1,234 patients have been discharged or cured of the highly contagious disease

Amid the novel coronavirus outbreak in the state, Maharashtra's capital Mumbai alone recorded more than 5,900 cases today. With 393 fresh Covid-19 patients reported in the last 24 hours, the financial capital of India now has 5,982 positive coronavirus cases, according to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation data. Along with that, the city's death toll increased to 244 after 25 new deaths were reported today, it said.

Along with that, the state municipal corporation also said that with 42 new cases and four more deaths, Dharavi, Asia's largest slum, Covid-19 count increased to 330, while the death toll rose to 18 today.

Out of the total Mumbai cases, 1,234 patients have been discharged or cured from the highly contagious disease.

Out of the 25 more death reported in Mumbai today, 17 patients had co-morbid conditions. Also, out of the deceased patients, 13 were male and 12 were female.

Furthermore, one death among the new deaths was below 40, 14 patients who dies today were above the age of 60 and other 10 patients were between the age group of 40 and 60 years, stated the latest state data.

Apart from Mumbai, Pune, the second-most affected city in Maharashtra recorded 143 new positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total count in the city to 1,491. Death toll increased to 83 after 3 more deaths were reported since yesterday, said city's health department.

On the other hand, Maharashtra's Covid-19 case count increased to 9,318 after the state recorded 729 fresh cases today, said state's public health department. There were 31 more patients who died today, taking the death toll to 400 so far. However, at least 1,388 patients recovered from the virus since the outbreak in the state.

Meanwhile, the novel coronavirus cases in the country rose to 29,974 today after adding 1,594 fresh Covid-19 patients in the last 24 hours, according to the latest Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data. In addition to that, the death toll also increased by 51 to 937, it said.

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