A bleak comparison was made between Maharashtra and China, given the mounting death toll and Covid-19 positive cases.. By 2011 55% is the rural population living in towns, villages and 45% is the urban population living in cities, currently there are 355 tehsils and 534 towns in this state. A total of 14,238 patients were discharged after treatment, taking the tally of recovered people to 13,58,606. Hinduism is the main religion of the state, accounting for 82.5% of the population, followed by Muslims at 13.4%. The best of journalism is shrinking, yielding to crude prime-time spectacle. With this, the total number of infections in the country rose to 73,70,469, while the number of fatalities increased to 1,12,161. [58], Ongoing COVID-19 viral pandemic in Maharashtra, India, COVID-19 pandemic in Maharashtra by district, Public Health Department, Maharashtra (requires login), Timeline of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in India, Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation, Federation of Western India Cine Employees, Indian migrant workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Indira Gandhi Government Medical College & Hospital, "Covid-19 state tally: Cases soar to 33,053 in Maharashtra, nearly one-third of national total", "India sees highest 1-day spike with 5,242 coronavirus COVID-19 cases, total death toll till now at 3,029", "Covid-19: Maharashtra worried over Mumbai's high mortality rate", "2,347 COVID Cases In Maharashtra In 24 Hours, Mumbai Crosses 20,000-Mark", "Two with travel history to Dubai test positive for coronavirus in Pune", "Coronavirus update: 3 more test positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra, number rises to 5", "Coronavirus update: Two test positive in Mumbai, total cases in state rise to 7", "Maharashtra has 11 confirmed cases of coronavirus as 45-year-old person tests positive", "2 more test positive for coronavirus in Nagpur; Maharashtra count now 17", "Coronavirus positive cases in Maharashtra rise to 19", "1 more tests positive of coronavirus in Nagpur, total cases in Maharashtra rise to 20", "Number of confirmed coronavirus patients in Maharashtra rises to 26", "Two more test positive in Yavatmal; Maharashtra count rises to 26", "Five persons tested positive for the coronavirus in Pimpri-Chinchwad near Pune in Maharashtra", "Maharashtra: Woman tests positive for coronavirus in Aurangabad", "One more positive coronavirus case reported from Maharashtra", "Coronavirus: Four new cases in Maharashtra, patient count rises to 37", "3-year-old tests positive for Covid-19 in Mumbai, both parents also infected. The count rose to 37 on 16 March, with three confirmed case in Mumbai and one in, Maharashtra's first death linked to the virus was reported on 17 March, after a 64-year-old man died at the. State health officials announced that 17 more people tested positive: 8 in Mumbai, 5 in Pune, 2 in Nagpur and 1 each in Kolhapur and.