COVID-19 cases are declining in Maharashtra

COVID-19 cases are declining in Maharashtra

Mumbai: Good news for the state as the union health department said that Maharashtra saw a decline in the number of fresh cases. However, the state witnessed a spike in regards to deaths in the past 24 hours.

According to them, the death toll now stands at 2,465. The state capital, Mumbai registered 1,117 fresh cases, taking the tally of active cases in the city to 23,629. The number of people who have recovered in the city stands at 17,213.

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The department informed that while Solapur and Aurangabad reported one and two cases respectively, the second capital of the state, Nagpur continues to report zero fresh cases. So far, Maharashtra has conducted nearly five lakh tests, out of which 84 per cent have returned negative.

On Wednesday, the country reported the highest-ever single day spike after registering 8,909 fresh COVID-19 cases. This is a jump of 738 cases from what was reported on Tuesday. Maharashtra alone accounted for 2,287 new cases.

As per the report of the Medical Education and Drugs Department (Maharashtra), the state reported 103 new deaths, taking the mortality rate to 3.41 per cent. The virus has increasingly begun targeting those who belong to the age group of 31-40 years. About 20.62 per cent of patients belong to that respective age group. Out of those admitted currently, 83 per cent are asymptomatic while four per cent is critical.

Meanwhile, the state health department served show-cause notices to four prominent private city hospitals of Mumbai for not following rules with regard to COVID-19 treatment and warned of strict action against hospitals violating norms. Such notices had been served to Bombay, Jaslok, Hinduja and Lilavati Hospitals for not adhering to rules related to the treatment of COVID-19 patients, says a health department official on Wednesday.

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