Daily Covid occurrences are lowering in Maharashtra, whilst also hospitalizations are decreasing: Tope

by Web Desk | Published: 19 Jan 2022

On Wednesday, Maharashtra's Health Minister, Rajesh Tope, announced that daily Covid-19 cases in the state are falling and that the whole pandemic situation is dire. Tope told reporters that the Maharashtra government is maximizing its resources to expand testing and immunisation coverage. "The Covid-19 tally, which was previously growing, has now reached a plateau. The number of hospitalizations is decreasing. "Up to 87 percent of infected people are isolated at home," Tope remarked. Maharashtra has registered a total of 7,282,128 cases of coronavirus illness. For the past two days, daily infections have stayed below 40,000.


The state reported 39,207 new cases and 53 deaths on Tuesday. Covid-19 positivity has reduced to 20.05 percent daily. The pandemic scenario is stabilising by the day, according to medical specialists, and there will be no increase in the next few days. "Districts like Mumbai and Palghar, that first had a rise in instances, are presently witnessing a fall," state surveillance officer Dr. Pradeep Awate told on Tuesday. He indicated that since the rise began late, the Covid-19 count in other Maharashtra districts may be significant, but that the situation in those districts will also stabilize shortly. There is already a night curfew in effect across the state from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., with no plans to implement a lockdown. Consequently, in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the government has imposed limits.


In Maharashtra, salons and gymnasiums are only allowed to operate at 50% of their capacity, and only fully vaccinated people are allowed to attend. Weddings and other social, religious, and political activities are limited to 50 individuals. Funerals, on the other hand, are limited to a maximum of 20 individuals. Between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 p.m., restaurants can operate at 50% capacity. The Maharashtra government would assess the demand for reopening schools in the next few days, given the low incidence of Covid-19 among youngsters.


"Demands for the reopening of schools are growing from some quarters since children are losing access to education." Because there is a low (risk of) illness among youngsters, we will consider it after 10-15 days," Health Minister Tope said on January 16, adding that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will make the ultimate decision. Maharashtra has stopped all educational institutions, including schools and colleges, until February 15.


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