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Maharashtra govt ends home isolation in 18 districts for asymptomatic patients

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Deccan Express

The number of patients affected by the second wave of coronavirus in the state increased rapidly. Therefore, strict restrictions have been imposed in the state. The graph of the number of patients in the state has been coming down for the last few days. The number of patients recovering is increasing as compared to new patients. At present, the recovery rate in the state is 93% and the positivity rate has come down to 12%, state health minister Rajesh Tope said. At the same time, Tope also informed about important decisions.

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Although the number of COVID-19 patients is declining, it is not yet under control. Efforts are being made by the state government to control the coronavirus and an important decision has been taken at the meeting regarding the COVID-19 test, he said. Strict instructions have now been issued to completely stop coronavirus testing of anyone in the state. Corona tests will be performed only on high risk and low risk individuals in contact with a corona infected person. “Corona testing in places affects the positivity rate,” Tope said.

Rajesh Tope said that at present, in the districts where the positivity rate is higher than the total positivity rate of the state, two important suggestions have been issued. The first of these suggestions is to close the home isolation 100 percent and increase the covid center and isolate the patients there. Additional covid centers will be set up for this. He also said that he would give priority to fire audit of all hospitals in the state.

Home quarantine closed in the following districts

Pune, Nagpur, Raigad, Buldhana, Kolhapur, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Yavatmal, Amravati, Sindhudurg, Solapur, Akola, Satara, Washim, Beed, Gadchiroli, Ahmednagar, Osmanabad

Decision about lockdown to be finalized on Thursday

Will the unlock process start in four phases from June 1 in the state? Replying to a question, Rajesh Tope said that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar would hold a meeting on Thursday regarding the lockdown. They will decide on the lockdown at this meeting, Rajesh Tope stated.

 

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