Mumbai: Maharashtra has reported a total of 1,089 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 37 deaths in the last 24 hours. With new cases, the total number of Covid-19 patients in the state has mounted to 19,063, while the death toll rose to 731, the State Health Department said on Friday.
The health department further mentioned that a total of 3,470 patients have been recovered and discharged from the different hospitals in Maharashtra.
Of the new cases, as many as 748 were reported in the capital city, Mumbai alone, taking the total number of Coivd-19 cases in the financial capital of India to 11,967, said the Municipal Corporation Greater Mumbai.
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope had earlier in the day expressed confidence that Mumbai will see a sharp decline in COVID-19 cases in the next 15 to 20 days.
“All ward officers were present at the meeting, which was also attended by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. We discussed corrective measures that were being taken,” news agency PTI quoted Tope as saying.
Unhappy with his handling of Covid-19 pandemic in the capital city, the Maharashtra government has also transferred the high profile bureaucrat and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi. He will now serve as the additional Chief Secretary to the Urban Development department.
With the highest number of Covid-19 cases, Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected by the pandemic in the country, while Mumbai remains the worst-hit Indian city.