Maharashtra: COVID-19 tally increases to 4,50,196
Maharashtra’s COVID-19 tally has increased to 4,50,196 with the addition of 8,968 fresh cases, while more than 260 patients succumbed to the infection. State Health Department said, with 266 fresh deaths, the fatality count increased to 15,842 and 10,221 patients discharged, taking the count of recovered cases to 2,87,030. Maharashtra now has 1,47,018 active cases. A total of 22,98,723 people have been tested so far for COVID-19.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray asserted that there is a need for a permanent dedicated hospital in the state for infectious diseases. He was speaking at the commissioning ceremony of a 371-bed COVID facility in Mira Bhayander in Thane district yesterday. He also inaugurated a 200-bed capacity COVID Care Centre in Mahad and assured that it would be useful in the fight against COVID-19.