Mumbai: Maharashtra may have relaxed some lockdown restrictions, but the state is keeping a close eye on Kovid Caslod. District and municipal corporations have been instructed to ensure that their security measures are not compromised and that lockdown and Covid-1 prot protocols are properly followed.
Keeping in view the trend of daily Casellod, Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 6,126 new Covid-1 cases, bringing the death toll to 133,410 with 6,327,194 and 195 new deaths.
There are 72,810 active cases in the state, with Pune topping the list with 15,216, followed by Thane with 5,984 and Mumbai with 5,034. About 447,681 are in home quarantine, while 2,928 are in institutional quarantine.
The daily test positivity rate was 2.89% on Wednesday, as 6,126 out of 211,678 tests were declared positive. The test positivity rate is the number of positive reports as a percentage of the total tests performed for infection.
As part of its Mission Start Again, the state government has begun to ease the restrictions imposed over the past four months. With the exception of 11 districts with high positivity and growth rates, the relaxation has been effective since Tuesday.
According to the health department, on Tuesday, the positive rate in 10 districts of the state was more than 3.53%. Satara (.5.56%), Sindhudurg (7.), Sangli (37.37%), Pune (31.311%), Kolhapur and Ahmednagar (0.01%) have the highest weekly positive rates. Most of these districts have a growth rate of more than 0.30% as against the state rate of 0.10%.
In the midst of the relaxation, the state government is apprehensive about the increase in daily cascades due to overcrowding in public places. Meanwhile, 959 new cases and nine deaths have been reported in Mumbai, bringing the number to 736,016 and 15,920 respectively. Among the districts where more cases were reported on Wednesday were Pune (1,014), Sangli (783), Kolhapur (412) and Ratnagiri (212).