Photos: Maharashtra’s Covid-19 cases cross 1.5 million

Maharashtra's Covid-19 tally on October 9 crossed the 1.5million-mark. The state’s case count now stands at 15,06,018. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) dashboard, Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state in the country reporting the highest daily instances of infections and recoveries being made from Covid-19. The number of daily cases being reported across the state has seen a drop in the first week of October when compared to the first week of September but Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray remains cautious about the possibility of a second wave of infections as the state moves to open public spaces in greater numbers.

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People out by Dadar Chowpatty in Mumbai on October 9. Maharashtra on October 9 went past 1.5 million Covid-19 cases with the addition of 12,134 fresh infections, which took the state’s tally to 1,506,018. The state also reported 302 fatalities, pushing the death toll in the state to 39,732. The state currently has 236,491 active Covid-19 cases. (Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

People out by Dadar Chowpatty in Mumbai on October 9. Maharashtra on October 9 went past 1.5 million Covid-19 cases with the addition of 12,134 fresh infections, which took the state’s tally to 1,506,018. The state also reported 302 fatalities, pushing the death toll in the state to 39,732. The state currently has 236,491 active Covid-19 cases. (Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

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Health workers check on a woman during door to door screening of residents in Chembur, Mumbai on October 7. State capital Mumbai continues to record the highest number of cases among cities and districts in Maharashtra and recorded 2,289 new infections on October 9. (Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

Health workers check on a woman during door to door screening of residents in Chembur, Mumbai on October 7. State capital Mumbai continues to record the highest number of cases among cities and districts in Maharashtra and recorded 2,289 new infections on October 9. (Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

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A person sanitizes a movie theatre in Thane on October 8. The number of daily cases being reported across the state saw a reduction in the first week of October compared to the first week of September. The state logged 135,155 cases between September 2 and September 8, with an average of 19,307 cases a day, while 94,116 cases were reported between October 2 and October 8 at an average of 13,445 cases a day. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

A person sanitizes a movie theatre in Thane on October 8. The number of daily cases being reported across the state saw a reduction in the first week of October compared to the first week of September. The state logged 135,155 cases between September 2 and September 8, with an average of 19,307 cases a day, while 94,116 cases were reported between October 2 and October 8 at an average of 13,445 cases a day. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

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Free rapid antigen Covid-19 tests being conducted at a municipal school in Mumbai on October 8. On the other hand, the number of samples tested between September 2 and September 8 was 571,930 against a drop to 528,780 tests conducted between October 2 and October 8, according to data from the state health department. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

Free rapid antigen Covid-19 tests being conducted at a municipal school in Mumbai on October 8. On the other hand, the number of samples tested between September 2 and September 8 was 571,930 against a drop to 528,780 tests conducted between October 2 and October 8, according to data from the state health department. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

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A public awareness campaign vehicle drives around Thane as part of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation’s ‘Mission Zero’ on October 9. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, speaking at the commissioning of a Covid-19 hospital in Satara, hinted at the possibility of a second wave, saying there have been examples where with opening up of schools, restaurants, and other places, infections have increased. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

A public awareness campaign vehicle drives around Thane as part of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation’s ‘Mission Zero’ on October 9. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, speaking at the commissioning of a Covid-19 hospital in Satara, hinted at the possibility of a second wave, saying there have been examples where with opening up of schools, restaurants, and other places, infections have increased. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

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A person looks at a medic working with rapid antigen test slides in Goregaon, Mumbai on October 9. Maharashtra also recorded 17,232 patients being cured or discharged on October 9, taking its total for recoveries made to 1,229,339. The state’s recovery rate from Covid-19 infection has now reached 81.63%. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

A person looks at a medic working with rapid antigen test slides in Goregaon, Mumbai on October 9. Maharashtra also recorded 17,232 patients being cured or discharged on October 9, taking its total for recoveries made to 1,229,339. The state’s recovery rate from Covid-19 infection has now reached 81.63%. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

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Traffic police at work near a Covid-19 awareness billboard in Aarey Colony, Mumbai on October 9. Maharashtra CM Thackeray also said till a vaccine is available, the only way to keep “the claws of Covid-19 away is to use masks, maintain physical distance, and wash hands.” (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

Traffic police at work near a Covid-19 awareness billboard in Aarey Colony, Mumbai on October 9. Maharashtra CM Thackeray also said till a vaccine is available, the only way to keep “the claws of Covid-19 away is to use masks, maintain physical distance, and wash hands.” (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

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