Swab and temperature check up at Dadar
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.
*Kalyan-Dombivli, which had more active cases than Thane, overtook it to log the highest case tally in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), barring Mumbai.
*Update at 11.22am: Guardian minister of Mumbai and cabinet minister for ports and textile, Aslam Shaikh has been tested positive for Covid-19.
*In Navi Mumbai, 42 hotspots will remain under lockdown. The total cases touched 11,426 including 288 new positives. Of these, 7,213 patients have recovered. Three deaths took the toll to 343.
*ANI update at 10.06am: Record single-day spike of 40,425 Covid-19 cases pushes India’s tally to 11,18,043; death toll rises to 27,497 with 681 new fatalities
*ANI update at 9.41am: 1,40,47,908 samples tested for Covid-19 up to 19th July. Of these 2,56,039 were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
*Dharavi on Sunday reported 36 new patients. It was after almost a month that Dharavi saw a marginal rise after reporting below 20 throughout June. In fact, on July 7, Dharavi had reported only one positive patient in the daily update for the first time since April 1 this year when the first case was traced in the locality.
*Maharashtra on Sunday logged the biggest single-day jump in coronavirus infections due to a surge in Pune and Thane districts, adding 9,518 cases. The state’s total now stands at 3,10,455. Maharashtra now has more cases than the UK (2,94,792), the 10th most affected country.
*Mumbai reported 1,046 new cases— 11% of Maharashtra’s new cases. As many as 2,751 (29%) came from the wider MMR. The next highest contributor was Pune division with 3,443 cases.
*Maharashtra also reported 258 deaths, its third highest in a day, taking the toll to 11,854.
*Mumbai added 64 deaths, which took its toll to 5,711.
*In terms of cases, civic officials said Mumbai has stabilised and has been recording cases in the range of 1,000-1,400 every day.