August sees quickest development of COVID-19 instances in Maharashtra


Mumbai, September 6

Maharashtra reported the quickest development is coronavirus an infection in August, registering over 3.70 lakh instances, a senior state well being official mentioned.

According to information of the Maharashtra Health Department, the state reported 3,76,587 COVID-19 instances final month, 2,41,820 instances in July and 1,04,748 instances in June.

“On August 1, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state was 4,31,719, which jumped to 8,08,306 on September 1. This is probably the fastest growth of cases in the state since January,” the well being official mentioned.

One of the explanations for the expansion within the variety of constructive instances was the elevated variety of checks, he mentioned, including that final month, the state carried out 20,16,809 checks.

“The number of tests conducted till August 1 was 21,94,943, which rose to 42,11,752 on September 1. The state is aggressively testing which is helping in detection of the infected people,” the official mentioned.

The official knowledgeable that the variety of COVID-19 instances and deaths is constantly going up within the state.

Between August 1 and 5, the variety of COVID-19 instances rose by 36,546, and between September 1 and 5, the quantity went up by 75,556, the official mentioned.

Besides, the state reported 15,316 deaths because of the illness until August 1 and the quantity went as much as 24,903 on September 1, as per the info.

“Between August 1 and 5, 1,160 people died due to COVID-19 and between September 1 and 5, 1,373 people died,” the official mentioned.

Leader of Opposition within the Maharashtra Assembly Devendra Fadnavis has mentioned the state must conduct extra checks.

“Out of the daily tests, a sizable number is of the antigen tests which are not completely reliable. The RT-PCR tests, which are more reliable, should be done on a large scale, which will be able to tell the ground reality about the coronavirus,” he mentioned.

However, the well being official mentioned the antigen checks have been comparatively cheaper than the RT-PCR checks and therefore, carried out extra as a precautionary measure. PTI



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