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A day after breaching the 2-lakh Covid-19 case mark and recording, in a primary, over 7,000 infections in a day, Maharashtra on Sunday recorded 6,555 new circumstances. The state’s tally is now 206,619, of which 86,040 are energetic circumstances, in accordance with the state well being division.

Maharashtra now joins 14 international locations which have reported over 2 lakh circumstances, as per information with worldometers.data. The state took 17 weeks to cross the awful mark for the reason that first case on March 9 and on Sunday surpassed the tally of nations corresponding to Saudi Arabia and Turkey, which have reported 2,05,929 and a couple of,04,610 circumstances respectively.

The state additionally recorded 151 deaths in a day, taking the toll to eight,822, well being officers stated. The state’s highest single-day spike of seven,074 circumstances and highest 24-hour toll of 295 was recorded on Saturday. Mumbai’s tally touched 84,524 after 1,287 circumstances had been reported up to now 24 hours. Of these, 23,732 circumstances are energetic. The metropolis’s toll stands at 4,899 after 69 extra deaths had been reported.

Last week, CM Uddhav Thackeray had confirmed that there will likely be a spike in infections within the subsequent few weeks because the state has begun opening up financial system.

Sharp surge in circumstances was noticed up to now 10 days from June 24 onwards. The each day case depend elevated from 3,890 on June 24 to 4,841 the subsequent day. It then recorded over 5,000 circumstances for every of the subsequent 5 days and over 6,000 circumstances for every of the 2 days after that and crossed 7,000 circumstances on Saturday.

In the previous 5 days since July 1, the state has obtained 31,860 circumstances, as towards 302 in March, 10,196 in April, 57,157 circumstances in May and 1,02,172 in June.

Chief secretary Sanjay Kumar stated there isn’t any want to fret over the rise in circumstances till correct medical care is being made obtainable to the individuals. “As we are opening up restrictions and allowing people to start their day-to-day activities, it is obvious that cases will go up. The rise should not be seen as a reason to worry as we are doing better surveillance, contact-tracing, testing and treatment. If we are providing better medical care, there is no need to worry about it,” Kumar stated.

However, following the spike in circumstances, many cities and districts have reimposed lockdown, though for a quick interval to interrupt the chain after the state authorities empowered them to take the choice as and when required.

Cities in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) corresponding to Thane, Kalyan-Dombivli, Mira-Bhayandar, Ulhasnagar, Navi Mumbai and Panvel have imposed lockdown of their jurisdiction for ten days.

In MMR, circumstances have elevated to 135,358 from 55,086 circumstances on June 3, when the state determined to supply relaxations in crimson zones, together with MMR.

In different cities corresponding to Aurangabad, lockdown has been imposed in Walunj industrial space, between July Four and 12. In Nashik metropolis, night time curfew has been imposed from 7pm to 5am to curb the pandemic’s unfold.

Aurangabad and Nashik have 5,205 and a couple of,932 circumstances respectively.

Districts corresponding to Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg and Beed, too, have imposed lockdown of their jurisdiction, following the surge in circumstances. Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg and Beed have 712, 246 and 142 circumstances respectively.

While there was a buzz that circumstances have began to peak within the state, public well being secretary Pradeep Vyas denied this.

“It is an infectious disease, movement of people and opening of restrictions has resulted in the rise in cases. I still cannot say that the peak has started,” Dr Vyas stated.

“We have found that the rise is cases was recorded in the areas where contact-tracing per positive patient is less than 10 people. Following this, authorities have been directed to trace at least 10 people behind one patient,” stated one other senior official, wishing to not be named.

State well being minister Rajesh Tope on July 2 had clarified that there isn’t any neighborhood unfold within the state up to now. The numbers are rising, however there isn’t any indication of neighborhood transmission, he stated.“The number of fresh cases is increasing, but it cannot be termed community transmission as most of the cases are coming either from containment zones or institutional quarantine facilities. There is no community spread in the state yet,” Tope stated.

Despite rise in circumstances, the restoration fee of the state is over 54%, stated the well being minister. “On Sunday, 3,658 patients were discharged from various hospitals and are allowed to go back to their homes. Total number of recovered patients has increased to 1,11,740 and recovery rate stands at 54.08%,” he stated.

Along with surge in circumstances, the state can also be going through numerous deaths every day. In the previous 5 days (since July 5), 967 deaths are recorded.

To management the scenario, the state has now fashioned a taskforce of knowledgeable docs in all districts.

With 8,822 deaths on Sunday, the case fatality fee (CFR) of the state was recorded as 4.27%. It is second-highest within the nation after Gujarat, the place CFR is 5.45% with 1,925 deaths (35,312 circumstances) until Saturday, in accordance with the statistics shared by the state medical training division.

Maharashtra nonetheless has highest variety of deaths throughout states within the nation.

By the tip of May, the state has efficiently introduced down CFRto 3.26% (on May 26) from 7.41% (with 148 deaths) on April 13. Currently, 46,062 individuals have been saved in institutional quarantine and over 6,04,463 individuals have been put below house quarantine throughout the state.

So far, the state has additionally accomplished 11 lakh exams. On Sunday, the well being division declared to have performed 11,12,442 exams at varied private and non-private services throughout Maharashtra. Of them, 10,05,823 individuals examined unfavourable. It means 18.57% of the whole samples examined optimistic, stated an official.This works out to 11.36% of the whole exams performed within the nation. Till July 4, a complete of 97,89,066 samples have been examined throughout the nation.

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