New Delhi: After a constant surge of coronavirus cases, Maharashtra, on Wednesday showed a ray of hope as the number of fresh active cases went down a notch for the second consecutive day. The Maharashtra government recorded 3307 new COVID-19 positive cases and 114 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the total count to 1,16,752 and 5651 respectively. Also Read - Indian Boxing Team Doctor Tests Positive For COVID-19
Moreover, with discharge of 1,315 patients in the day, the number of the recovered cases mounted to 59,166. Also Read - Iran Reports 2,349 New Coronavirus Cases; Total Tally at 259,652
“Of the current Covid-19 patient count of 113,445 in Maharashtra, as many as 57,851 have recovered and left hospitals,” said Health Minister Rajesh Tope. Also Read - Bengaluru Lockdown Extension News: Bengaluru to Come Under Complete Shutdown From Today, Won’t be Extended Beyond July 22 | Check Details
Nine persons, including a three-year-old girl, tested positive for COVID-19 in the state’s Amravati district, which has recorded 377 cases so far. Of them, five were from Badnera, which now has 44 cases, the highest in any locality in the city. At least 17 people have died of the disease in Amravati.
Meanwhile, of the total 114 fatalities, Mumbai notched 77 deaths – taking the city death toll up to 3,244, while the number of Covid-19 positive patients here went up by 1,359 cases to 61,587 now.
At least 17 more persons tested positive in the highly-congested Dharavi area, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 2,106. A total of 78 people have died so far, including one new fatality in Asia’s largest slum, situated in the heart of Mumbai.
The MMR (Thane Division) also remains a ‘hotspot’ with a total of 4,054 Covid-19 deaths, and the number of positive cases touching 86,512. It is the worst-hit district after Mumbai.
Earlier today, the Maharashtra government demanded supply of coronavirus treatment drugs Remdesvir and Tocilizumab “in large quantity” and “reasonable rate”, as well as at least 500 additional ventilators to treat the patients at state hospitals.