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Maharashtra CM To Hold Meeting With BMC To Review COVID-19 Situation

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is set to review the COVID-19 situation in the state on Tuesday by meeting with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner and officials.

The meeting comes amid an increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the state, which worries government officials. In Maharashtra, 5,210 more patients tested positive for COVID-19, state health minister Rajesh Tope reported on Monday evening.

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“Today, newly 5,210 patients have been tested as positive in the state. Also newly 5,035 patients have been cured today. Totally 1999982 patients are cured and discharged from the hospitals. Total Active patients are 53,113,” Tope tweeted.

The state Health Minister said that the patient recovery rate in Maharashtra is 94.96 per cent. Due to the spike in COVID-19 cases in the state, Uddhav Thackeray said on Sunday that the coming eight days will decide whether the state will have a lockout or not.

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In a video address, Thackeray had said, “Do you want lockdown? The next eight days will decide. Maharashtra has reported around 7,000 COVID cases today. If the COVID-19 situation deteriorates, then we have to impose lockdown. Those who want a lockdown can roam around without a mask while those who do not want it must wear a mask and follow all the rules.

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