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More than one crore COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Maharashtra

Out of 1.35 crore laboratory samples tested, more than 17.68 lakh patients, i.e. 17.62 per cent samples have tested positive. Health officials have been asked to continue with COVID19 tests, as it could help identify more cases & prevent the second wave.

More than one crore COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Maharashtra
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The state government of Maharashtra is worried about another wave of coronavirus infection, however, officials are doing their best to ensure a large number of people are tested in the state. The health department, on November 20, achieved a milestone in this regards as the state has tested more than one-crore people so far.

Data released by the officials shows that a total of 6945 patients were cured in the state on Friday, November 19, taking the tally of the discharged COVID-19 patients to more than 16.42 lakh. With this, the recovery rate of the disease has reached 92.89 per cent. On the other hand, a total of 5,640 new cases were diagnosed in the state on Friday and 155 disease deaths were recorded. The state currently has a mortality rate of 2.63 per cent.

Out of 1.35 crore laboratory samples tested, more than 17.68 lakh patients, i.e. 17.62 per cent samples have tested positive.

Records state that the number of cases has increased in Mumbai after Diwali and with the team is also increasing the number of tests in Mumbai. On Thursday, November 18, more than 17,000 tests were performed, out of which 1031 patients were infected with COVID19, and 13 patients had died due to the infection. The death toll in the city has risen to 10,637.

Meanwhile, 553 patients recovered from the infection and were discharged from the centres and hospitals. Currently, 9046 patients are undergoing treatment and the average doubling rate of patients in the city has now dropped to 296 days, showed the report from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

The state at present has more than 5.58 lakh people under the home quarantine routine and more than 4,800 patients are under the institutional quarantine. The number of active patients in the state has come down to 78,272, informed Health Minister Rajesh Tope.

CM Uddhav Thackeray and the health department has asked all the people in Maharashtra to remain vigilant and take care of their health. Covid centres, hospitals, local administrations have also been instructed to stay equipped and prepared with adequate stocks of medicines. Besides this, officials have been asked to continue with COVID-19 tests, as it could help identify more cases and prevent the second wave as seen in many Indian cities and other countries. 

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