In Maharashtra, 2692 new patients found positive leading to a surge in cases to 33,124 active cases in the state. 116 deaths were registered, taking the death toll of the state to 2098 due to the infection. The total number of Covid-19 cases till date is 62,228 in Maharashtra.
8381 patients were discharged yesterday, taking the tally of recovered patients to 26,997 till date. The recovery rate of the state has improved and it stands at 43.38 percent while the mortality rate is 3.37 percent.
Corona testing lab has been sanctioned for Sindhudurg district. It will be operational in the next 20-25 days. Rapid test machine will be available before that. In Mumbai, with country’s first open hospital erected by MMRDA in merely 15 days at BKC having 1000 beds, around 2500 more beds will be available in the city till Monday.
Sources reports that Maharashtra state government has taken an important decision to ban the consumption, spitting and smoking of tobacco products in public places throughout the state.
While interacting through Facebook Live, Health minister Rajesh Tope said that spitting in public places spreads many infectious and deadly diseases. More to add, it has been observed that corona virus infection is transmitted through saliva.
Therefore, State government has taken this decision to ban the consumption of tobacco products in public places. Violation of this ban will attract fine worth Rs 1,000 to 5,000 and/or public service for one to five days.
The health minister have appealed people not to spit or smoke in public places and take utmost care for prevention of corona virus spread.