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Maharashtra’s tally of COVID-19 has climbed to 72,300 with a surge of 2,287 new cases. According to the state health department, a total of 1,225 patients were discharged yesterday, taking the tally of the recovered cases to 31,333. The fatalities, on the other hand rose to 2,465 after 103 more patients succumbed to the infection.
 
As far as Mumbai is concerned, the city recorded 1109 new cases and 49 deaths. Mumbai’s tally of COVID-19 now stands at 41986 and death toll stands at 1368. There are 21,000 active coronavirus cases in Mumbai.
 
Even as one more police officer succumbed to COVID-19 in Mumbai, the civic body has trained 21 policemen to spray disinfectant in 223 spots to contain the spread of infection.
 
The team, using a van mounted with a spray machine, will move in the five police regions of the metropolis to disinfect police stations, traffic outposts and office complexes of the force. They have been provided personal protection kits, masks etc.
 
Meanwhile, Maharashtra government has informed the Bombay High Court that COVID-19 testing facilities need not be set up in every district.
 
In a reply, filed in response to a PIL seeking labs in non-red zones, the government claimed that the outbreak is largely confined to urban or semi-urban areas. It added that hospitals in many districts cannot be upgraded quickly enough to set up coronavirus testing labs.




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