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Thackeray announces improvement in doubling time in Maharashtra

The Uddhav Thackeray government has claimed that the doubling time has improved from 11.7 days to 17.5 days in Maharashtra.

Thackeray announces improvement in doubling time in Maharashtra
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Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced on Sunday that out of 36,031 active cases in the state, most of these cases were asymptomatic. Approximately 9,500 people have had symptoms ranging from mild to serious, according to the CM. Furthermore, the state government claimed that the doubling time has improved from 11.7 days to 17.5 days.

The CM said that the state has used the lockdown to improve on its testing capabilities and augment the number of beds. Speaking of the monsoons, Thackeray added that there is an increasing need to expand the number of beds as the monsoon brings with it not only waterlogging but diseases such as malaria and dengue.

In recent developments, a low-pressure developing over the Arabian sea is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm in the next 48 hours to hit the coasts of Maharashtra and Gujarat, according to the India Meteorological Department. The cyclonic storm is said to hit north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts around June 3 morning. The cyclonic storm will be accompanied by heavy rains with strong winds in places like Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Palghar, Vapi, Valsad, Surat, Diu-Daman from Tuesday night to Thursday morning. The weather body further added that the seas would be extremely rough during this time.

At this moment, this low-pressure area is situated along the Karnataka-Goa coast and is said to move northward within the next 60 hours and intensify into category 1 cyclone Nisarga. There is a chance of further intensification of the cyclone into category 2. After that, it is said to recurve northeast and cross Mumbai and Diu between Wednesday and Thursday. Reportedly, in view of the developing situation in the Arabian Sea, NDRF teams are also being deployed in Maharashtra. The build-up of a cyclonic storm in Gujarat and Maharashtra comes just days after super cyclone Amphan which destroyed the states of West Bengal and Odisha.

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