15 Maharashtra Districts Showing Decline in Covid-19 Cases: Rajesh Tope

Maharashtra Well being Minister Rajesh Tope on Tuesday stated 15 districts, together with Mumbai and Thane, are displaying a decline in every day COVID-19 circumstances, however different districts are nonetheless exhibiting an upward pattern within the state. He stated the federal government is focusing on to cut back the variety of coronavirus infections within the districts with excessive caseload.

Tope stated the state authorities was in talks with the producer of Russian vaccine Sputnik V to reach at a purchase order value for the jab. He stated the worldwide expression of curiosity, floated by the state authorities for vaccine buy, has obtained a very good response from corporations.

“COVID-19 circumstances are nonetheless on the rise in round 20 districts, together with Sangli, Satara, Buldhana and Kolhapur, and our goal is to cut back them,” Tope instructed reporters right here. He stated COVID-19 circumstances are declining every day in 15 districts – Mumbai, Dhule, Nanded, Bhandara, Thane, Nashik, Latur, Nandurbar, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Amravati, Raigad, Osmabanad, Chandrapur and Gondia. The district administrations in areas the place circumstances are rising have been requested to extend mattress capability in hospitals, the minister stated.

He stated the state, reeling beneath a second wave of the an infection, has recorded a 5 per cent drop in take a look at positivity fee, from 27 per cent to 22 per cent. The minister stated there was been no discount in variety of coronavirus testing.

“The variety of every day checks ranges between 2.5 lakh and a pair of.eight lakh of which RT-PCR (lab method) accounts for 65 per cent and RAT (speedy antigen take a look at) 35 per cent,” he stated. The state, the worst-hit by the an infection within the nation, will probably be getting 3.5 lakh vials of Remdesivir, a key COVID-19 drug, and 20,000 oxygen concentrators, Of the Remdesivir inventory to be obtained by Maharashtra, 40,000 injections have been delivered and already utilised, Tope stated.

He stated 9 lakh vaccine doses have been obtained for the 45-plus age group. Tope stated, “45 per cent of the beneficiaries aged 45 and above have been vaccinated up to now.” In every district, folks beneath the 18-44 age group (for whom inoculation opened on Might 1) are being vaccinated at 5 centres and up to now practically a lakh beneficiaries within the youngest class have obtained their doses, he stated.

When requested about water sources minister Jayant Patil saying a “lockdown” in Sangli, he stated in districts that are displaying an increase in COVID-19 circumstances, their guardian ministers are taking choices relating to stricter curbs. Tope stated the state authorities has had no communication with Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute of India (SII), on vaccine procurement after his interview to a British media home.

The Pune-based SII is the producer of Covishield, the principle vaccine getting used within the nationwide inoculation drive. “When he returns (from London), we could have a gathering with him,” he stated.

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