Maharashtra is testing an average of 165 people per million: Anil Deshmukh

“Maharashtra is testing an average of 165 people per million while other states are testing only 95 people per million,” Anil Deshmukh tweeted.

Maharashtra is testing an average of 165 people per million: Anil Deshmukh
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Maharashtra has started to walk on the path suggested by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as the number of cases for the coronavirus or COVID-19 soar up to 1,385.

“Test, Test and Test,” that’s what WHO recommended to the countries facing the coronavirus outbreak. Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh informed that over 25,000 people have been medically tested for COVID-19. 

Deshmukh took to Twitter to inform that Maharashtra is testing way more than any other state in India. “Maharashtra is testing an average of 165 people per million while other states are testing only 95 people per million,” Anil Deshmukh tweeted. 

Of the total tests being carried out, only 4.41 per cent are being tested positive, Deshmukh said while adding that even though the numbers are promising but people should be careful and be “corona-free”.

“Maharashtra is testing more than any other state and has carried out 25,753 people. On average, Maharashtra is testing 165 people per million while other states in India are testing only 95 people per million. Of the total tests, only 4.41 per cent are positive. This is promising but we need to cautious and be corona-free,” Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said. 

Moreover, as of April 9, the Maharashtra government has home quarantined 34,904 people while 4,444 people have been placed in institutional quarantine. 

Maharashtra has been the worst-hit state due to the coronavirus pandemic and Mumbai has become the epicentre of the same as it reported over 850 COVID-19 cases and 54 deaths. Of the 6,412 COVID-19 cases across the country, 1,385 are from Maharashtra. 

As this happens, the Maharashtra government is looking to increase the number of institutional quarantine, especially for cases reported in places like Dharavi. Earlier, In an exclusive conversation with Mumbai Live, Maharashtra Public Health Minister Rajesh Tope informed that the state government will add government and private schools to the list of quarantine facilities.

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