Maharashtra continues to report fewer Covid-19 cases

Mumbai: Maharashtra continues to report fewer Covid-19 cases for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, with 10,891 new cases and 295 Covid fatalities being reported in the last 24 hours, pushing its tally to 58,52,891, with 1,01,172 deaths till now. Meanwhile, the recovery rate is 95.35 percent, with 55,80,925 patients being recovered and discharged since the pandemic outbreak.

Mumbai reported 673 new cases and seven Covid fatalities on Tuesday, taking the total count to 7,13,002 with 15,073 deaths so far. The recovery rate has increased to 95 percent with 6,80,009 patients being recovered so far. The doubling rate has increased to 543 days, while the weekly growth rate is 0.12 percent.

Dr Subhash Salunke, advisor to the state on Covid-19 management, attributed the fall in active cases to the reduction in daily Covid-19 cases. “The lockdown as well as other factors such as ramping up of tests and regular supply of medicines ensured reduction of cases,” he said.

“As unlocking will be gradual, we want more people to get at least one shot of the Covid vaccine. Many options are being looked into. Travel of people will continue to be regulated and work from home will continue to be encouraged,” said a senior health official.

Dr Rahul Pandit, state Covid task force member and Director, Critical Care, Fortis Hospitals, Mumbai, said, “The overall situation in the state has improved, however, there are some districts that continue to show red flags. So, the unlocking will have to be done accordingly.”

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