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Home / India News / With over 7,000 fresh infections in 24 hours, Maharashtra’s Covid-19 tally tops 2.5 lakh

With over 7,000 fresh infections in 24 hours, Maharashtra’s Covid-19 tally tops 2.5 lakh

The state has reported 173 coronavirus fatalities in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 10,289.

india Updated: Jul 12, 2020 20:00 IST
hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
File photo: A health worker of Pune district council collects a swab sample from a man to test for Covid-19 infection.
File photo: A health worker of Pune district council collects a swab sample from a man to test for Covid-19 infection. (Pratham Gokhale / Hindustan Times)

With an addition of 7,827 fresh coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, Maharashtra’s Covid-19 tally has jumped to 2,54,427, state health department bulletin stated on Sunday. The state has reported 173 coronavirus fatalities in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 10,289. The number of Covid-19 patients who have recovered from the infection in Maharashtra stands at 1,40,325 after 3,340 patients were discharged across the state in the last 24 hours.

Mumbai remains the worst-affected city in Maharashtra with coronavirus cases in jumping to 92,988. The financial capital has reported 1,243 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours and 44 fatalities taking the city’s total death toll to 5,288.

The state administration has conducted 13,17,895 tests for coronavirus across the state till date. The number of active cases in the state now stands at 1,03,813.

Mumbai’s Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum, has emerged as an inspiration for the rest of the world on how to contain the spread of coronavirus disease, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Saturday.

Thackeray said, “Dharavi is an inspiration for the world on how to curb the spread of a pandemic.”

The chief minister said that 82 percent of patients in Dharavi have recovered from the disease and the number of active cases had dropped sharply in the area to 166. He underlined self discipline and community efforts as key to success achieved in Dharavi.

Even the World Health Organization lauded the Dharavi model earlier this week.

“In Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, New Zealand, Italy, Spain, South Korea and even in Dharavi - a densely packed area in Mumbai - a strong focus on community engagement and basics of testing, tracing, isolating, and treating the sick is key to breaking chains of transmission and suppressing the virus,” World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

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