Nagpur/Mumbai: A surge in cases after Diwali was feared as people gathered for festivities and also travelled in large numbers. In addition, reopening of theatres, auditoriums, schools in October too resulted in more people stepping out of their homes
Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra have dipped in the two week long incubation period after Diwali despite the crowding during the festival triggering fears among medical experts of an impending surge. The number of new cases fell to 833 on November 20 from the 892 cases registered on November 7.
Maharashtra on Sunday recorded 845 new Covid-19 cases and 17 deaths, while Mumbai saw 212 new cases and three deaths. 93,193 Covid tests were conducted on Sunday, registering a positivity rate of 0.90 %. The state’s Covid tally has now reached 6,629,875, while the death toll stands at 140,739.
There are currently 9,799 active cases in the state, of which, Mumbai with 2,758 cases has the highest share, followed by Pune’s 2,150 and Thane’s 1,211 cases
Vidarbha has not reported Covid-19 death since November 12. This means, new patients are getting detected, but almost all of them are recovering within 10 to 14 days without serious implications. Hospital beds in most of the districts are vacant, which is another indicator that the patients are recovering fast, and at home.
The test count which had dipped on Saturday increased to 6,155 on Sunday. With 15 tests returning positive, the test positivity rate was 0.24%.
The region has 147 patients under treatment, including 65 in Nagpur district alone. All 11 districts now have under-treatment patients. Washim and Gondia have lowest one patient each, while Bhandara has three.
Nagpur district had reported more recoveries and fewer new cases on Saturday. But on Sunday, there were only two recoveries against six new cases, all of them from Nagpur city limits. One patient each from city and rural recovered on Sunday.