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Maha records drop in Covid-19 deaths, new cases

Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) In a sharp decline over the past few days, Maharashtra recorded nine Covid-19 deaths and 232 new positive cases in the last 24 hours, health officials said here on Wednesday.

This is a significant drop compared to the 18 deaths and 350 new cases announced on Tuesday.

With this, the state’s total has gone up to 187 deaths and 2,916 Covid-19 cases.

Of the 9 deaths, Mumbai notched two, including one in Dharavi, taking the city total to 114.

Besides there were six deaths in Pune and one in Akola, with six among all the victims succumbing to various other serious high-risk diseases.

The victims comprise three women and six men, with four aged above 60 years, three in the 40-60 age group and two under-40 years age.

Till date, 295 patients who recovered fully have been discharged, even as 69,738 people are in ‘home quarantine’ and 5,617 are in institutional quarantine.

A total of 5,394 surveillance teams have fanned out around the state and surveyed a population of over two million.

In Aurangabad, the health authorities implemented a cluster containment plan in RF Colony after a Covid-19 related death was recorded here two days ago and in Jalal Nagar where the victim’s contacts were found positive.

Health teams have begun a door-to-door survey for a population of around 5,000 on a regular basis in the famed tourism city which already has 11 containment zones till date.



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