COVID: Country's 58% active cases, 34% deaths in Maharashtra

Union Health Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan informed that Maharashtra has 58% of the total active cases in country and it also reported 34% of the total deaths. Health Ministry expressed grave concern over RT-PCR tests in the state and suggested them to pace the daily testing capacity. "We have suggested state governments to increase the percentage of RT-PCR tests, which is reducing in Maharashtra in last few weeks. Only 60% of total tests were done through RT-PCR method in Maharashtra last week. We suggest states to take it to 70% or above," said Health Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan during a press conference on COVID situation in country on April 06.