Third phase of 'My Family, My Responsibility' drive be implemented in December

CM Uddhav Thackeray urges citizens to adhere tosafety protocols to avoid second wave like other countries.

Third phase of 'My Family, My Responsibility' drive be implemented in December

On Thursday, Maharashtra added 5,246 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, and with that, the state's COVID-19 tally rose to 17,03,444. In addition, the state also reported 117 more deaths, taking the fatality count to 44,804. However, a total of 11,277 patients were discharged during the day, taking the tally of recovered people to 15,51,282.

Currently, the number of active cases in the state stands at 1,16,284. which is still a cause for concern. 

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackray diverted citizen attention to this fact and through a series of tweets said that we need to ensure strict adherence to precautions and safety protocols to avoid a second wave of the pandemic, as witnessed in some European countries.

As per reports, Israel was the first country to have imposed a second lockdown in September in the wake of the rising number of cases. The second lockdown has entered the third week and the restrictions are still in place. The United Kingdom was mulling over a second lockdown. A third lockdown proposal has been made to be imposed in United Kingdom. Meanwhile, several other European countries have reintroduced many restrictions. 

“The number of COVID-19 cases has been dropping steadily in the last few days and there has been a 63 per cent decrease in the number of active cases. The campaign so far has also been able to identify 3,57,000 ILI and SARI patients,” said Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in his tweet.

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Mumbai on Thursday dropped to its lowest in the past five months to 16,000 because of an increase in recovery of patients suffering from the viral infection. As per Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) authorities COVID-19 active cases dipped by around 30 per cent since October. BMC’s data showed that 62 per cent of COVID-19 beds are lying vacant in Mumbai. The total capacity of COVID-19 beds in hospitals across the city is 18,195 but 6,744 are currently occupied. Mumbai’s positivity rate has come down from 18.15 per cent in September to 16.49 per cent till Thursday.

“CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has directed that the 3rd phase of 'My Family, My Responsibility' drive be implemented in December to aid in curbing the spread of coronavirus. 12 crore citizens were surveyed & more than 50,000 cases detected during the two phases of the initiative.” added Chief Minister in another tweet.

The state’s positivity rate on Thursday stood at 8.1 per cent, down from 24 per cent until September.

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