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Over 33,000 active cases reported from Ahmednagar, Mumbai, Pune, Satara, and Thane

Over 24,000 people out of the total active cases are being treated at hospitals in respective districts. Besides these, Raigad, Solapur, Sangli, Nashik and Sindhudurg districts contribute to 15 per cent of total active cases.

Over 33,000 active cases reported from Ahmednagar, Mumbai, Pune, Satara, and Thane
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Maharashtra have reduced over the last few months, however, data released by the state health department shows that five districts -  Ahmednagar, Mumbai, Pune, Satara, and Thane - have most number of cases in the state, accounting to approximately 74% of active Covid-19 patients, i.e. 33,006 cases in Maharashtra.

Reports state that these patients are in quarantine as per protocol. Over 24,000 people out of the total active cases are being treated at hospitals in respective districts. Pune has the highest number of cases in the state, followed by Mumbai, Thane, Ahmednagar and Satara. Besides these, Raigad, Solapur, Sangli, Nashik and Sindhudurg districts contribute to 15 per cent of total active cases in the state. A report regarding this was published in the Hindustan Times

Officials have however informed that no sudden peak or rise in cases has been noted recently, and the average positivity rate for seven days, stands at 2.1 per cent, and this has dropped from the previously reported 3.5% positivity rate. Sharing more details about the active cases, the reported quoted the State Surveillance Officer, Dr Pradeep Awate, who said that the active cases have reduced in the state by 21% in the last 20 days. Currently 10 out of 36 districts in the state contribute to 90% of the active cases as they have highest population. Similar trend was observed in 2020 due to the same reason. 

Owing to the increase in positivity rates across some districts, the state has announced strict restrictions in over 60 villages, as the cases increased with over 500 case reported every day, taking the positivity rate to 5 per cent. Officials also noted that the citizens were not following COVID-19 rules suggested by the government. A meeting was held with the respective civic officials and directives have been given to ensure cases reduce in the next few days. Municipal corporations have been asked to consider daily testing and report the same to the government.

Weekly positivity rate in Ahmednagar has dropped to 3.1 per cent from the previously reported 5.3 per cent which was the highest in the state between September 13-20, 2020. Meanwhile, officials in Sindhudurg have been asked to pay attention as the figures here have increased to 4.7 per cent.

Officials from the health department have informed that the rise in cases is due to Ganeshotsav 2021, whereby several citizens travelled to the areas in Konkan districts and this contributed to the spread of COVID-19. Officials are monitoring the data regularly, however, if cases do not reduce, strict lockdown or restrictions would be imposed to contain further spread.

The state has sent more than 10,000 samples for genome sequencing from May to October 2021, and no new variant of Sars-Cov-2 was identified. 

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