Maharashtra recorded 784 fresh positive cases of Covid-19 during the past 24 hours along with three virus-related deaths.
These COVID-19 cases were stated by the health bulletin on Thursday. With the addition of these new cases, the total number of COVID cases in the state goes went up to 81,63,625, and the death rate rose to 1,48,508 The fatality rate stands at 1.81 percent.
Out of the 784 cases, Mumbai recorded 185 cases while single death was reported in Thane. 1099 more patients recovered from coronavirus infection during the past 24 hours and the count of recoveries in the state reached 80,09,885.
With this the recovery rate stands at 98.11 percent. At present 5,233 patients are being treated in the state, added the bulletin.
COVID-19 in India
The first wave of COVID-19 in India saw a peak in September 2020, with a decline in cases following strict measures such as lockdowns and other restrictions. However, the second wave that began in March 2021 was much more severe, with a significant increase in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. This wave also highlighted significant gaps in India’s healthcare infrastructure, including a shortage of medical supplies such as oxygen and hospital beds.
India’s vaccination campaign has been one of the largest in the world, with over 1 billion doses administered as of April 2023. However, challenges such as vaccine hesitancy and inequitable distribution have hindered the country’s progress in achieving herd immunity.
Experts have suggested that the virus may reach an endemic stage in India, meaning that the virus may continue to circulate at a low level, with occasional outbreaks and waves, rather than being eradicated. As such, it remains crucial for the country to maintain measures such as vaccination, testing, and surveillance to control the spread of the virus and minimize its impact on public health and the economy.