Maharashtra reported the quickest progress is coronavirus an infection in August, registering over 3.70 lakh circumstances, a senior state well being official stated. According to information of the Maharashtra well being division, the state reported 3,76,587 COVID-19 circumstances final month, 2,41,820 circumstances in July and 1,04,748 circumstances 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 stated. One of the explanations for the expansion in variety of optimistic circumstances is the elevated variety of exams, he stated, including that final month, the state carried out 20,16,809 exams.
“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 stated.
The official knowledgeable that the quantity COVID-19 circumstances and deaths is repeatedly going up within the state. Between August 1 and 5, the variety of COVID-19 circumstances rose by 36,546, and between September 1 and 5, the quantity went up by 75,556, the official stated.
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 information. “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 stated. Leader of Opposition within the Maharashtra Assembly Devendra Fadnavis has stated the state must conduct extra exams.
“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 stated.
However, the well being official stated the antigen exams are comparatively cheaper than the RT-PCR exams and therefore, carried out extra as a precautionary measure.
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