On Monday, 20th July, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray underlined how the World Health Organization has taken note of the 'coronavirus situation' and handling in the 'densely-populated Mumbai'. The Washington Post is reported to have eulogized their efforts for containing its spread.
"We have contained the spread of the novel coronavirus. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has taken note of it, The Washington Post, too, has praised it. But our test is still not over. All machineries should be alert to bring the graph of cases down and not remain off-guard," an official quoting Thackeray said.
Pune district recorded its highest spike in COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. As 2,601 fresh cases have appended to the total COVID cases, the count in the district rose to 54,013 on Monday. Pune city, Pimpri-Chinchwad and parts of rural Pune have entered into a lockdown on July 14 that will end on July 23 to decelerate the spreading of the contagious virus.
Maharashtra, the worst-hit in India reported 8,240 new cases on Monday, while the death tally crossed the 12,000 mark. The state health department said with 176 new deaths on Monday, the death tally rose to 12,030.
On the other side, 5460 patients recovered from the infection and were discharged from the hospitals taking the number of recovered patients to 1,75,029. Currently, Maharashtra has 1,31,334 active cases.
Twelve new COVID-19 positive cases were found in Dharavi slum on Monday and the total number of cases has reached 2492 in the region, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. Reportedly, 2,095 of 2,492 patients have already been cured, hence, the number of active cases stands at 147.
Maharashtra state textile minister Aslam Shaikh isolated himself after testing positive for coronavirus despite being asymptomatic on Monday. He requested all his contacts to get themselves tested.
At present, India has 1.16 million confirmed cases with 28,048 deaths.