Maharashtra: 20 Staff Members Of State Home Minister Tested Covid Positive

Yesterday, Maharashtra reported a 36%rise in Covid-19 cases in the past day. The state added 36,265 new Covid-19 cases, including 79 cases of the Omicron variant.

Updated: January 7, 2022 3:12 PM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Analiza Pathak

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Mumbai: As many as 20 staff members of Maharashtra home minister Dilip Walse Patil tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday. Sample testing of people staying at the minister’s residence has been done, said the State Home Minister’s Office. Additionally, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Bharati Pawar on Thursday said she has tested positive for coronavirus. Up until now, more than ten ministers and at least 20 MLAs in Maharashtra have tested positive for coronavirus so far.

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Yesterday, Maharashtra reported a 36%rise in Covid-19 cases in the past day. The state added 36,265 new Covid-19 cases, including 79 cases of the Omicron variant. With these additions, the state’s coronavirus tally rose to 67,93,297, while the death toll increased to 1,41,594.

Mumbai alone reported 20,181 Covid cases in the last 24 hours. The slum-dominated and densely populated Dharavi area of Mumbai recorded 107 new coronavirus cases, the highest since the pandemic began in March 2020, civic officials said. The previous record of daily cases in the area was 99, recorded on April 8, 2021, during the second wave of the pandemic.

India registered 1,17,100 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, 28.8% higher than yesterday. It brings the total caseload to 3,52,26,386.

The top five states combined account for 67.29% of the new cases reported. Maharashtra, with 36,265 cases in the last 24 hours, is responsible for 30.97% of the new cases.

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Published Date: January 7, 2022 3:02 PM IST

Updated Date: January 7, 2022 3:12 PM IST