Maharashtra: COVID-19 active cases plummet below 2 lakh-mark; recovery rate rises to 94.86%

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Friday, June 04, 2021, 07:47 PM IST
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Volunteer social worker Ashok Kurmi dressed as comic character Spiderman sprays disinfectant outisde the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj terminus railway station in Mumbai on April 21, 2021. - Kurmi is helping an army of young fans fight the coronavirus in Mumbais slums using an unusual accessory: a clown costume. | (Photo by AFP)

The COVID-19 active cases in Maharashtra have plummeted below the 2 lakh-mark. There are 1,96,894 active cases in the state, a health department report said on Friday.

The state on Friday recorded 14,152 fresh cases. Besides, 289 COVID-19 deaths were reported in the day, taking the number of total fatalities to 98,771.

20,852 patients were discharged in the day, taking the tally to 55,07,058. The recovery rate in the state rose to 94.86%. The case fatality rate in the state is 1.7%.

Currently, 14,75,476 people are in home quarantine and 7,430 people are in institutional quarantine.

The Mumbai circle--which consists of MCGM, Thane, TMC, Navi Mumbai, KDMC, Ulhasnagar MC, Bhivandi Nijampur MC, Mira Bhayandar MC, Palghar, Vasai Virar MC, Raigad, Panvel MC--recorded 2839 new cases.

The Nashik circle--which consists of Nashik, Nashik MC, Malegaon MC, Ahmednagar, Ahmednagar MC, Dhule, Dhule MC, Jalgaon, Jalgaon MC, Nandurbar--reported 1512 fresh COVID-19 cases.

The Pune circle--which includes Pune, PMC, PCMC, Solapur, Solapur MC, Satara--recorded 3549 new cases.

The Kolhapur circle reported 3816 new cases, Aurangabad circle 311, Latur circle 615, Akola circle 893, and Nagpur circle recorded 617 new COVID-19 cases.

Meanwhile, cracking the whip on private hospitals, the Maharashtra government on Friday imposed limits on the treatment and surgery costs that can be recovered from patients afflicted by the dreaded mucormycosis (black fungus), a post-Covid disease.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has approved a proposal by the Health Ministry fixing the charges to be levied by all private hospitals, till July 31, providing a huge relief to the common man.

The development comes a fortnight after the state government issued an order on May 18 to provide free treatment, including medicines, beds, etc, to mucormycosis patients under the Mahatma Jyotiba Jan Arogya Yojana and the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, at 130 pre-determined hospitals, besides empanelling another 1000 hospitals.

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