Active Covid-19 cases increase in Maharashtra, inches closer to 1 lakh mark after a dip last month
Active Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra are on the rise once more with cases crossing the 90,000 mark on Sunday. The state’s lively cases had dipped to 78,272 earlier this month. There at the moment are 90,997 lively Covid-19 cases in the state.
Pune district continues to have the very best lively cases with 19,658 cases, adopted by Thane district and Mumbai with 16338 and 15610 lively Covid-19 cases.
Maharashtra added 5,544 recent cases on Sunday which took the tally to 1,820,059. The state additionally reported 85 deaths on Sunday, taking the toll previous 47,000 to 47,071, at a case fatality fee (CFR) of two.59%. Of the 85 fatalities, 39 have been in the previous 48 hours, 25 in the previous week and 21 earlier than that, the state well being division acknowledged.
The state is anticipated to increase testing in the approaching month to choose up any increase in unfold of an infection. The authorities is figuring out ‘superspreaders’ in the inhabitants, or individuals who have most social contact in the group, and is testing such individuals on precedence. These embrace bus conductors, avenue distributors, milkman and so on who’re possible to come in contact with 10-15 individuals day by day due to the character of their work.
Two weeks after Diwali (November 15) the state is but to see any important increase in Covid-19 cases. There was a worry amongst state well being division officers that the viral an infection might see a surge after Diwali as massive crowds have been seen in the course of the festive season.
“There is no significant rise in cases yet, but we are ramping up testing. The district authorities have been directed to increase contact tracing as well,” well being division officers stated.