Thane, May 31 : With addition of as many as 486 COVID-19 positive cases in Thane in a single day on Sunday, the count of infected patients in the district surged to 8,267, a report released by the Health department stated.
There were a total 17 deaths in the entire district today, pushing the toll due to the disease to 256. The civic corporations of Thane and Navi Mumbai together accounted for 5,236 cases of the total figure of 8,267, the reports stated. The reports also said that a total 4,037 infected patients are under treatment in the hospitals while 3,974 have recovered and been discharged. In the adjacent Palghar district, there were a total 847 positive cases so far and 29 deaths, the reports stated. Among those tested positive today were two employees of the mental hospital here, it added. (UNI)