There was a slight drop in the daily Covid-19 cases on Friday, with 14,152 new infections and 289 Covid-19 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, pushing its tally to 58,05,565, with 98,771 fatalities till now. Meanwhile, the recovery rate has touched 95 per cent, with 55,07,058 patients having recovered since the pandemic outbreak.
“Of the 289 deaths reported today, 193 occurred in the last 48 hours and 96 in the last week. As 386 deaths that have occurred before the period of one week in various districts and corporations, have been updated on Covid portal today and in the reconciliation process of deaths up to 31 May 2021, there is increase of 702 deaths in the state ,there is an increase of 1088 deaths in the state's progressive death tally,” said a senior health official.
Mumbai meanwhile reported less than 1,000 for the fifth day in a row, with 973 new cases and 24 covid fatalities being reported on Friday, taking the total count to 7,09,941 with 14,989 deaths so far. Meanwhile, the doubling rate has increased to 515 days, while the weekly growth rate has dropped to 0.13 per cent.
State health officials said parameters including weekly growth rate and weekly positivity rate will be considered while giving relaxation in certain areas. The general idea is to go slow with the unlocking as many districts have a high positivity rate.
“As unlocking will be gradual, he wants 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.”