Maharashtra marks 10.9 lakh coronavirus cases and crosses the 30,000 death mark

  • | Wednesday | 16th September, 2020

The Maharashtra government will launch the ‘Majhe Kutumb, Majhi Jababdari’ (My Family, My Responsibility) campaign on Tuesday to help reach out to people across the state in an effort to curb the spread of the disease. As part of the drive, officials will reach out to residents in door-to-door surveys, assess their health conditions and provide medical help and guidance if needed. The first phase of the initiative will target 2.25 crore families twice a month. It will be held till October 10. The second phase will be from October 12 to 24.

Maharashtra`s COVID-19 tally rose to 10,97,856 on September 15 with addition of 20,482 new cases, state health department,with 515 deaths, the total toll in the state went up to 30,409, it said,Of the total 515 fatalities, 302 had occurred in the last 48 hours. 116 deaths had taken place in the last week, while 97 deaths had occurred before it, a health official said.

Over 10 lakh active patients are taking treatment in the country. The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has directed five states - Delhi, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu - where the positivity rate is higher than the national average, to ramp up testing. Maharashtra reported 20,482 more COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of cases close to 11 lakhs including 2.91 lakh active cases. The death toll due to the novel coronavirus in the state reached 30,409 after 515 deaths. In Mumbai, as many as 1,585 more cases and 49 deaths were reported, taking the tally to 1.73 lakh. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has launched `My Family My Responsibility` campaign for spreading awareness about coronavirus.

The monsoon session of Parliament in underway with strict measures in place to ensure safety of parliamentarians. On Monday, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan told the Lok Sabha the decisions taken by the central government prevented an additional 14-29 lakh cases and 37-78,000 deaths.

Meanwhile, India’s tally crossed 49 lakh after 83,809 cases were detected across the country in the 24 hours ending 9 am on Tuesday. The toll rose to 80,776 after 1,054 additional deaths. Maharashtra continues to have over one-fourth of India’s caseload, and nearly 40 per cent of deaths. Several districts, like Solapur, Kolhapur, and Raigad, are nearing 1,000 deaths.


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