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For the second consecutive day, Covid-19 cases in the state were in the 5,000 range, with 5,134 new patients. The number of fatalities in the state was 224, taking the toll to 9,250.
India has surpassed Russia to become the third worst-hit nation by Coronavirus. India lodged more than 6.9 lakh cases on July 5 evening overtaking Russia which has 6.8 lakh cases.
According to MMRDA, nearly 755 labourers are expected to be brought back from different states in July and so far 115 have already been sourced by the contractors of the metro 7 line.
The COVID-19 caseload zoomed to 5,08,953 with the addition of 18,552 cases in the last 24 hours, while 384 fatalities were also recorded during the same period, according to health ministry data.
The drug was added to the coronavirus treatment protocol after British clinical trials found it had life-saving potential for critically-ill patients.
On June 22, the city reported that 66 Covid-19 patients had died. But of these, 20 deaths were in the last 48 hours. It was noted that 46 deaths were from an unspecified period before June 19.
Opposition parties have objected to the BMC order asking all laboratories in Mumbai to convey Covid-19 positive results only to the civic body, which would then convey the result to the patient.
A senior BMC official said the civic body lacked experience in handing the pandemic when he was asked about why the incorrect toll was reported earlier.
A tally of figures announced by different states and UTs showed the nationwide death toll having risen further to 9,733 as of Monday night while the total number of confirmed cases stands close to 3.33 lakh.
The decision was taken the CM held the meeting with a multi-disciplinary medical committee who recommended the move.
BMC chief IS Chahal said he told such labs that inordinate delay as much as 18 days in submitting reports of samples taken for coronavirus was not acceptable.
Mumbai, the country's financial capital and the worst hit city by the dreaded virus outbreak, alone saw its tally of confirmed cases crossing 50,000 and its death count reached 1,702.
Several workers at KEM Hospital whom CNN-News18 spoke to said their concerns were genuine even as they continued to serve in these trying conditions.
A senior BMC official attributed the lower number of cases to aggressive screening and testing of suspected cases in Dharavi with activation of fever clinics.
The viral image from June 6 shows a large number of people walking Marine Drive wearing masks but however, not adhering to the norms of social distancing.
Dharavi, as is the cruel irony of this situation, is far more privileged than many other slums of India which are barely even being noticed.
Thackeray is in constant touch with collectors of districts on the western coast of the state for updates about the impact of Nisarga, Chief Ministers Office (CMO) said.
A union member said the contractual daily labourer was not sanctioned sick leave despite him complaining about body pains and fever having worked in the COVID-19 ward for the last few days.
With at least 1,526 cases in the department, the battle is still far from over for Mumbai Police. One personnel lost his battle to virus on Monday, taking the total count of deceased to 17.