The coronavirus-induced lockdown in the containment zones in Thane has been extended till August 31, a senior official said on Saturday. In a video address, district collector Rajesh Narvekar said concessions granted to the non-containment zones and the state government’s guidelines will be applicable to Thane rural, municipal council and Nagar Panchayat limits.
With 10,320 new cases on Friday, the Covid-19 tally in Maharashtra increased to 4,22,118, while 265 fresh deaths – 53 of them in Mumbai – raised the toll to 14,994, the state Health department said. A statement from the Health department said 7,543 patients were also discharged from hospitals after they recovered from the viral infection. The recovery rate in the state is now 60.68 per cent, while the case fatality rate is 3.55 per cent, the statement added.
In Pune city, 1,635 Covid-19 cases were reported, while in Pimpri-Chinchwad the new infection count was 919. Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad Municipal Corporation limits saw 180 new cases, Nagpur city 129, Solapur city 95, Nashik city 313 and Ahmednagar city 159.