Medical personnel check temperature of a Dharavi residents in Mumbai
The Maharashtra government announced extension of the general lockdown until July 31 with an aim to contain the Covid-19 surge. The notification issued by the state government has also restricted inter-district travel between municipal corporations within the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) to that for office purposes and essential activities like medical reasons.
*ANI update at 10.05am: Till now, 642 jail inmates (408 cured and discharged) and 206 jail staff (156 cured and discharged) have tested positive for Covid-19 across jails in Maharashtra: State prison department
*Update at 9.44am: Spike of 34,884 Covid cases and 671 deaths reported in India in the last 24 hours. Total positive cases stand at 10,38,716, including 3,58,692 active cases, 6,53,751 cured/discharged/migrated and 26,273 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (ANI)
*Three policemen, including one from Thane rural, succumbed to Covid-19 in less than 24 hours, taking the total toll in the force to 50 in Mumbai Metropolitan Region and 85 in Maharashtra till Friday.
*Maharashtra on Friday added 8,308 Covid-19 cases, the second-highest addition in a day so far, taking its total cases to 2,92,589.
*Mumbai marched towards the one lakh case tally, 1,214 new patients tested positive on Friday; the city now has 99,164 cases in all.
*For the second day in a row, Maharashtra added over 8,000 cases. The highest addition of 8,641 cases was recorded on July 16. The state reported 258 deaths on Friday, taking the toll to 11,452.
*The active cases in Maharashtra increased to 1,20,480. Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), which is close to the 2 lakh cases mark, added 3,884 cases on Friday (2,670 excluding Mumbai) and 77 deaths.
*The BMC update said that 62 new coronavirus deaths had occurred in Mumbai, taking the overall toll to 5,585. Of the 62 who died on Friday, 55 victims had comorbidities such as diabetes and hypertension. While 43 of the victims were men, 19 were women. Only two of the victims were under 40 years of age, 25 were between 40 and 60 years of age, while 35 were over 60 years old.