Sep 15, 2020, 10.48AM
Maharashtra on Monday overtook Russia in terms of Covid-19 cases. On the worldometer dashboard, Russia stands fourth after the USA, India and Brazil. With 17,066 new cases, the state’s tally increased to 10.77 lakh. The death toll has also inched towards 30,000 with the addition of 363 more fatalities, including 106 old deaths that have been reconciled on Monday. Whereas in Mumbai, 21 of 73 small and private hospitals which were barred from admitting COVID-19 patients, have been allowed once again. With 1,431 new patients, the active cases in the city stand at 31,063. India continues to report cases over 80,000. Around 30 MPs have tested positive for COVID-19. Many of them tested positive after undergoing compulsory coronavirus tests at the parliament premises before the start of the 18-day Monsoon session.