Maharashtra reports 67 COVID-related deaths; Central Armed Police Forces deployed in Mumbai

Updated: May 17, 2020, 10:47 | Sherlin Rajan
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    On Saturday, as many as 884 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Mumbai, taking the tally of cases in the city to 18,396, while death toll due to the pandemic rose to 696 with 41 new deaths.

    In picture: A group of migrant workers were spotted walking along the Thane-Nashik Highway to their hometowns.

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    According to the BMC, 238 patients were discharged from city hospitals during the day. Of 18,396 cases, 4,806 have recovered so far.

    In picture: A man working in a laundry stall, takes time off to view content on his smartphone in a shop in Thane. 


  • The BMC also said that of the 41 deaths recorded on Saturday, 14 had taken place between May 7 and 12. 26 of them were male and 15 female. 24 of 41 patients had comorbidities, two were below the age of 40, 27 were above 60 while 12 were between the ages of40 and 60.

    In picture: Migrant workers and their families assemble outside Borivli station as they wait to board a special train to Gorakhpur.

  • According to the BMC, at least 53 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Mumbai's Dharavi area, taking the total number of cases in the area to 1,198.

    In picture: A man pulls a cart of palms, also known as ice apples, in Sion.

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    No new death was recorded from Dadar, Mahim and Dharavi areas on Saturday, the civic body said.

    In picture: A police officer takes a roll call of migrant workers outside Borivli railway station.

  • The Maharashtra health department said that the state recorded 1,606 new COVID-19 cases and 67 deaths, taking the case count to 30,706 and the number of the fatalities to 1,135 on Saturday.

    In picture: A woman in a wheelchair snapped in Dadar.

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    A total of 524 patients were discharged from hospitals in the state, taking the total number of the recovered cases to 7,088, a statement read.

    In picture: A civic worker rides pillion in Dadar.

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    While 22 deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, the rest had taken place between April 14 and May 14, taking the overall death toll to 1135, it stated.

    In picture: An essential service staff on her way to work in Dadar.

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    According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India's count of coronavirus cases on Saturday soared to 85,940 including 30,153 recoveries and 2,752 deaths. There are 53,035 active cases in the country.

    In picture: Leader of Opposition in the Council Pravin Darekar visits Antop Hill Police Station to enquire about the attack on three police officers, examines cardboard beds to be used in quarantine facilities in the area.

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    Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said on Saturday that the families of police personnel who lose their lives due to coronavirus will get an aid of Rs 60 lakhs.

    In picture: A morning walker takes a stroll while a civic worker sweeps the road in Thakur Village in Kandivali (East).

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    One member of the deceased police personnel's family will also be given a government job, Deshmukh said, adding that the government will give Rs 50 lakh assistance and Rs 10 lakh from Police Welfare Fund to (the families of) those policemen who have lost lives in the fight against coronavirus.

    In picture: A differently-abled man travels on the backseat of a hand-operated tricycle as his friends ride along the Western Express Highway.

  • Talking to the staff at the police station, Deshmukh asked them to take care of themselves while on duty.

    In picture: A group of artists paints a mural paying tribute to the police in Sion.

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    Over 1.41 lakh migrant workers have been taken upto Maharashtra's borders by the buses of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC), it said in a statement.

    In picture: A civic worker sprays water on the ground to get some respite from the heat as migrant workers wait to collect their letter permitting them to travel in the special Shramik trains in Sion.

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    Migrant workers who are hitting the road to return to north India amid lockdown for coronavirus are being transported by MSRTC buses upto Maharashtra's border with Madhya Pradesh and other states.

    In picture: A woman waits for a bus to the CSMT railway station with her family in Antop Hill.

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    As many as 1,41,798 workers from Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka have been ferried by MSRTC buses, it said, adding that it has deployed a fleet of 11,379 buses for this purpose.

    In picture: A group of persons test a drone along the Eastern Express Highway in Sion.

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    MSRTC buses are also bringing back labourers from Maharashtra who are stranded in other states.

    In picture: The family of a migrant worker wait for a bus to the CSMT railway station.

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    Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) companies have been deployed in Mumbai, Pune, Malegaon, Amravati and some other places to ensure state police get respite from coronavirus-related duties, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said.

    In picture: A man sleeps inside a BEST bus stop in Ghatkopar.

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    The state government had recently requested the Centre to deploy 20 companies of the Central Armed Police Forces.

    In picture: A migrant worker talks on his mobile phone while walking along the road in Ghatkopar.

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    Earlier in the day, the Union Home Ministry had ordered the withdrawal of 10 CAPF companies from Jammu and Kashmir and had sent nine such units to Maharashtra, officials said.

    In picture: Migrant workers queue up outside Pant Nagar police station in  Ghatkopar to submit travel permit application forms.

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    In Mumbai, two police officers succumbed to COVID-19 between Friday and Saturday, bringing the total number to eight so far in the city. According to data regarding the Maharashtra Police, 1,140 cops have been infected till now, of whom 268 have recovered.

    In picture: A man walks his dog in Ghatkopar.

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Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said on Saturday that the families of police personnel who lose their lives due to coronavirus will get aid of Rs 60 lakh. One member of the deceased police personnel's family will also be given a government job, he added. Meanwhile, the civic body in Mumbai is rushing to make arrangements for COVID care centres in anticipation of the growing number of cases expected over the next few weeks.

(Pictures/Sameer Markande, Satej Shinde, Sayeed Sameer Abedi, Ashish Raje, Pradeep Dhivar-mid-day photographers)