Coronavirus LIVE, Monday, June 14, 2021: For the fourth time in a week, Maharashtra’s Covid-19 death toll climbed to a new peak, while the total cases crossed the 59 lakh mark though fresh infections dropped, health officials said on Sunday.
Compared with 1,966 deaths declared on Saturday, the state now revealed the highest-ever fatalities, at 2,771 (comprising 483 new and 2,288 earlier deaths), taking the toll to 111,104.
The number of fresh cases remained below the 15,000 level, dipping from 10,697 on Saturday to 10,442, as the total tally zoomed to 59,08,992 now.
In Mumbai, for the 17th consecutive day, new infections remained below the 1,000 level, decreasing from 749 on Saturday to 695, and the city tally rose to 715,660. Deaths increased from 18 a day earlier to 19, sending the total fatalities in the country’s commercial capital to 15,183, due to reconciliation of data.
New Covid cases declined to 7,810, while 18,648 patients were discharged and 125 succumbed to the infection in a day across Karnataka, said the state health bulletin on Sunday.
“With 7,810 new cases registered on Saturday, the state’s Covid tally rose to 27,65,134, including 1,80,835 active cases, while 25,51,365 recovered, with 18,648 patients discharged during the day,” said the bulletin.
As epicentre of the pandemic in the state, Bengaluru reported only 1,348 new cases, taking its Covid tally to 11,96,688, including 85,995 active cases, while recoveries increased to 10,95,385, with 4,125 patients discharged in the last 24 hours.
The virus claimed 125 lives, including 23 in Bengaluru, taking the state’s death toll to 32,913 and the city’s toll to 15,307 since the pandemic broke out in mid-March a year ago.
Out of 1,29,617 tests conducted across the state during the day, 48,776 were through rapid antigen detection and 80,841 through RT-PCR method.
India’s Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, visited the city of Philadelphia during which he interacted with some of the top pharmaceutical companies and had a meeting with the city mayor, who applauded India for supplying with two million N-95 masks last year.
A pleasure to start the day in Philadelphia with a meeting” with Philadelphia Mayor Jim F Kenney, Sandhu said in a tweet as he kicked off his two-day trip to the city on June 11.
This was his first travel out of the national capital area during the COVID-19 crisis.
During the meeting, Kenney thanked India for supplying two million N-95 masks to Philadelphia in 2020, Sandhu said.