Maharashtra Records More than 4 lakh cases in September

Maharashtra Records More than 4 lakh cases in September

Sunday, September 20, saw a grim milestone for Maharashtra as the state reported 20,598 cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of cases to 12,08,642. More notably, the state has reported more than 4 lakh cases in the first 20 days of September. 

August was one of the worst months for the state as it reported 3.71 lakh cases, though September’s caseload has comfortably overtaken last month’s figures. Meanwhile, the state reported 455 deaths from the virus on Sunday, taking the death toll to 32,671. 

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The Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) witnessed 5,209 new cases and 99 deaths on Sunday. Additional Municipal Commissioner of the BMC, Suresh Kakani said, “This is why we are pushing for the ‘My Family My Responsibility’ campaign, where health workers are carrying out door-to-door screening.” 

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Authorities have said that the increased number of cases in Mumbai is likely due to the ramping up of testing while also mentioning that around 70 per cent of the infections are being reported from the city’s high-rises. Kakani also said that that the region’s recovery rate has crossed 80 per cent while active cases are also on a decline. Mumbai recorded 5,000+ recoveries on Saturday and Sunday, accounting for more than 10,000 recoveries over the weekend.

Mumbai on the other hand, reported 2,236 fresh cases of COVID-19, taking the total tally to 1,84,313. Dharavi which was once a hotspot area too posted 15 fresh cases of coronavirus and the total tally of this slum area has now reached 3,033.

Maharashtra recorded the most patient discharges in a single day as 26,408 recoveries were reported on Sunday. This takes the state’s total recoveries to 8.8 lakh while the recovery rate is now at 73 per cent in the region. 

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