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The flood situation in parts of Wardha district, Maharashtra remained grim as the region witnessed incessant rains with overflowing dams. The rescue operation continues as normal life is affected. Earlier on Monday, an orange alert was issued for Gadchiroli and Gondia districts by the Mumbai Regional Meteorological Center predicting thunderstorm and lightning with heavy to very heavy rain at isolated locations.
West Bengal reported 1,449 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally to 20,72,307, while the death toll soared to 21,282 with six more fatalities, the health department said on Monday. The positivity rate stands at 16.90%, he said. The state had reported 2,659 new infections as of Sunday. West Bengal now has 29,583 active cases, while 20.21,442 people have recovered from the disease so far. It has tested 8,573 samples for COVID-19 since Sunday, the department added.