76 doctors of GMCH-Nagpur test COVID positive in 10 days; 40,805 new infections in Maharashtra


NAGPUR: Seventy-six doctors of the premier Government Medical College and Hospital in Nagpur in Maharashtra have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 10 days, a functionary of doctors’ body MARD said on Sunday.

These doctors showed mild symptoms, while 22 have recovered since and have rejoined work, said Dr Sajal Bansal, president of GMCH unit of Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD).

“Two doctors have been hospitalized and are in stable condition. Fifty-two are in home isolation,” he added.

Maharashtra on Sunday reported 40,805 COVID-19 cases, taking its tally to 75,07,225, while 44 fatalities put the toll at 1,42,115, a health department official said.

The discharge of 27,377 people during the day took the recovery count to 70,67,955, leaving the state with 2,93,305 active cases, he said.

With 1,95,256 samples being examined on Sunday, the number of tests in Maharashtra went up to 7,33,69,912, he said.

No Omicron case was detected in the state during the day, keeping the tally of those affected by the new variant to 2,759, of which 1,437 have been discharged as well, the official said.

The total number of Omicron cases in Mumbai is 1,009 and in Pune city 1,002, he added.

As per the state health department data, Mumbai reported 2,550 new cases and 13 deaths on Sunday, taking the tally to 10,33,915 and toll to 16,535.

Mumbai division, which comprises adjoining districts, saw 6,665 cases and 21 deaths, leaving the tally at 21,79,271and toll at 36,416.

Nashik division reported 4,777 cases, while Pune division saw 15,166 cases, including 6,284 in Pune city and 4,085 in Pimpri Chinchwad, the health department said.

Kolhapur division reported 1,900 cases, Aurangabad division 1,819 cases, Latur division 2,233, Akola division 1,510 and Nagpur division 6,735.

Maharashtra’s COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive 7507225; Death 142115; Recoveries 70,67,955; Total tests 7,33,69,912; Tests today 1,95,256; Active 2,93,305.

Mumbai on Sunday reported 2,550 new coronavirus positive cases, taking the tally of infections to 10,34,833.

The death toll rose to 16,535 after 13 more patients succumbed to the coronavirus infection, the city civic body said.

A statement from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s health department said that 84 per cent or 2,142 of the 2,550 new patients are asymptomatic.

It said 337 more patients were hospitalised of whom 40 are on oxygen support.

The percentage of occupied beds out of the total beds available in Mumbai is 10.6 per cent, it said.

A total of 217 patients were discharged in Mumbai on Sunday, which raised the number of recoveries to 9,95,786.

Mumbai is now left with 19,808 active cases.

With 45,993 new tests, the number of samples examined so far in the Maharashtra capital has gone up to 1,49,77,218, as per the statement.

Mumbai’s recovery rate is 96 per cent.

The case doubling rate is 125 days.