Maharashtra on Tuesday witnessed 14,123 new COVID-19 cases, which is the lowest single-day record since March 11. Besides, 477 COVID-19 deaths were reported in the day, taking the number of total fatalities to 96,198. Now, there are 2,30,681 active cases in the state.
35,949 patients were discharged in the day, taking the tally to 54,31,319. The recovery rate in the state rose to 94.28%. The case fatality rate in the state is 1.67%.
Currently, 17,68,119 people are in home quarantine and 9,315 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 2374 new cases.
The Nashik circle--which consists of Nashik, Nashik MC, Malegaon MC, Ahmednagar, Ahmednagar MC, Dhule, Dhule MC, Jalgaon, Jalgaon MC, Nandurbar--reported 1551 fresh COVID-19 cases.
The Pune circle--which includes Pune, PMC, PCMC, Solapur, Solapur MC, Satara--recorded 3633 new cases.
The Kolhapur circle reported 3345 new cases, Aurangabad circle 440, Latur circle 860, Akola circle 1284, and Nagpur circle recorded 636 new COVID-19 cases.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday approved the notification to fix the cost of COVID-19 treatment in private hospitals in order to provide relief to the general public. Accordingly, the rates have been fixed by classifying the cities into Class A, B and C.
Class A cities include Mumbai and metropolitan areas (excluding Bhiwandi, Vasai-Virar), Pune and Pune metropolitan areas, Nagpur (Nagpur Municipal Corporation, Digdoh, Wadi). Class B cities include Nashik, Aurangabad, Amravati, Bhiwandi, Solapur, Kolhapur, Vasai-Virar, Malegaon, Nanded, Sangli. Class C covers all district headquarters and all other cities not included in Class A and B.
General isolation ward (per day): Rs 4,000 for Class A cities, Rs 3,000 for Class B cities and Rs 2,400 for Class C cities. This includes the necessary maintenance, nursing, tests, medication, cost of bed and meals. The cost of the Covid test has to be paid at the fixed rate. Only major tests and investigations, as well as high-level drugs, are excluded.
ICU with ventilator and isolation: Rs 9,000 for Class A cities, Rs 6,700 for Class B cities and Rs 5,400 for Class C cities.
ICU and isolation only: Rs 7500 for Class A cities, Rs 5500 for Class B cities and Rs 4500 for Class C cities.