New Delhi: The number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, the state that has reported the highest count so far, on Tuesday crossed 1,000 after over 150 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, the death toll in the state rose to 124. Also Read - Kejriwal Warns of Action Against Private Hospitals Denying COVID-19 Treatment, Urges Asymptomatic People to Not Test
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1. Mumbai, one of India’s hotspots, alone reported 116 cases of the contagious disease, including five deaths, taking the total count in the city to 590. The total positive count in the state stood at 1,018. Also Read - Jan Dhan Yojana News: Know When You Will Receive Rs 500 in Your account
2. Members of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s security detail came in contact with a tea vendor who tested positive for COVID-19. All of them, some 170 police persons along with state reserve police, will be tested for the infection. However, Thackeray had been maintaining distance from them.
3. The Maharashtra government, in a statement, noted that the state has as many as 3,02,795 N-95 masks available and 41,400 personal protective equipment (PPEs). It also mentioned that 10,317 Isolation beds are ready for treatment and 2,666 ICU beds are available.
4. Meanwhile, there dhas been a rise in the number of fake news and hateful messages in connection with coronavirus. The Maharashtra cyber cell registered at least 13 FIRs regarding rumours and threats i the last 24 hours while a total of 115 cases have been registered since the lockdown. Eighteen people have been arrested in such cases.
5. A few ‘red zones’ in the city that have reported high contamination of up to 241 positive cases will be sealed for vegetable vendors to contain the virus, the BMC said. Streetside vendors will, henceforth, not be allowed in these zones.