Maharashtra reports 12,557 new Covid cases, 233 fatalities

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Maharashtra reports 12,557 new Covid cases, 233 fatalities

Maharashtra on Sunday recorded as many as 12,557 coronavirus cases, the lowest single-day spike since march 10. taking the tally of infections in the state to 58,31,781, the death toll increased to 1,00,130 with 233 new fatalities.

The state on March 10 had reported 13,659 cases of the COVID-19 infection, which has been witnessing a declining trend over the last few weeks. A day ago, Maharashtra reported 15,077 COVID-19 cases.

Recoveries outnumbered fresh cases, as 14,433 patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the number of recovered patients to 55,43,267, The number of active cases stands at 1,85,527.

Meanwhile, the Maharashtra government announced a five-level unlock plan beginning Monday (June 7), which will be based on Covid positivity rate and the availability of oxygen beds in the state. The state government on Friday issued a five-level restriction plan to reopen the state, which is under a lockdown induced by the devastating second COVID-19 wave over the last few weeks.

The degree of relaxation has been decided as per the level of severity of Covid-19 in those districts. According to the guidelines, the situation will be assessed every Thursday by the Public Health Department.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said the government was taking a “calculated risk” by relaxing the coronavirus-induced restrictions in the state, and added that people need to take care of themselves. He made the statement during a virtual meeting with leading industrialists.

Maharashtra’s recovery rate of COVID-19 cases is 95.05 per cent, while the fatality rate is 1.72 per cent.

Currently, 13,46,389 people are in home quarantine and 6,426 are in institutional quarantine.

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