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New Delhi: The total tally of Covid-19 patients in Maharashtra on Sunday rose to 8,068 with 440 fresh cases getting reported. The state's tally reached 342 with 19 fatalities getting reported on Sunday

With 112 patients getting discharged on Sunday, a total of 1,188 patients have been discharged till now in the state.

324 new Covid-19 cases and 13 deaths have been reported in Mumbai on Sunday, taking the total number of cases in the city to 5,194 and death toll to 204. 135 patients got discharged on Sunday after recovery, which takes the total number of recovered patients in the city to 897, said Public Health Department, Mumbai.

34 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Dharavi on Sunday, taking the total number of positive cases in Dharavi to 275, including 14 deaths, said Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.

Also, for the second consecutive day no case has been reported from the Covid-19 hotspots near Dharavi, Mahim and Dadar.

Meanwhile, 31 journalists in Mumbai were discharged today after they tested negative for coronavirus in the second test.

"31 journalists have been discharged today after their second COVID-19 report came negative. All have been advised 14 days home quarantine," said Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

These 31 journalists are among the 53 who tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.

The Maharashtra government has decided to make coronavirus tests and treatment in medical and dental colleges under the state's Medical Education Department free and people should not avoid treatment thinking about high costs, Minister Amit Deshmukh said on Sunday.

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