Covid-19: Maharashtra To Stop Home Isolation In 18 Districts With High Positivity Rate

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The Maharashtra government has decided to stop home isolation in 18 out of 36 districts in the state.

Satara, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Osmanabad, Beed, Raigad, Pune, Hingoli, Akola, Amravati, Kolhapur, Thane, Sangli, Gadchiroli, Wardha, Nashik, Ahmednagar and Latur are the district that is worse affected as per a report in The Indian Express.

In these 18 districts, the positivity rate is high, and all active patients in these cities would be admitted to Covid Care Centers, health minister Rajesh Tope said on Tuesday(25 May).

“The state government has decided to stop home isolation completely in these 18 districts. The district collectors have been asked to set up more COVID Care Centers (CCCs) and admit all active patients there,” Tope said.

“Testing has to be done in a focused manner. Once a person tests positive for coronavirus, all high- and low-risk persons (who may have come in contact with the patient) should be tested. The collectors of the 18 districts (with high positivity rate) have been instructed to avoid random testing in large numbers to artificially bring down the positivity rate,” he added.

Maharashtra reported 24,136 new Covid-19 cases, 36,176 patient discharges, and 601 deaths in the past 24 hours today(25 May).

Active cases are at 3,14,368 with a total 52,18,768 discharges and 90,349 Deaths.

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