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COVID-19: Hospitalisation is lesser compared to the second wave, says Rajesh Tope

The positivity rate in the state stands at 23.5 per cent but districts like Raigad, Pune, Nashik and Nanded are reporting a higher positive rate than the state average, he further added.

COVID-19: Hospitalisation is lesser compared to the second wave, says Rajesh Tope
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After the Centre declared Maharashtra among the “States of Concern”, state health minister Rajesh Tope on Thursday, January 20, said that despite a high positive rate, at least 95 per cent of beds are vacant or the hospitalisation is lesser compared to the second wave of COVID-19.

While talking to media, Tope also mentioned that around 4-5 per cent of patients are admitted to hospitals for treatment.

The positivity rate in the state stands at 23.5 per cent but districts like Raigad, Pune, Nashik and Nanded are reporting a higher positive rate than the state average, he further added.

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Moreover, over 50 per cent of teenagers have been vaccinated with the first dose of COVID-19.

Meanwhile, a day earlier, on January 19, Tope had assured that the daily COVID-19 caseload in the state is decreasing and that number of hospitalisations have also reduced. The overall situation in the state is under control.

On Thursday, January 20, in a press conference after a review meeting, the Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that in terms of active coronavirus cases, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Odisha, Delhi and Rajasthan are the top ten states. Maharashtra has recorded a positivity rate of 22 per cent.

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