Maharastra records biggest drop in new covid cases

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Maharastra records biggest drop in new covid cases

In a relief for the Uddhav Thackeray Government, Maharashtra recorded the biggest drop in fresh Covid cases in eight weeks among eight states that hav

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In a relief for the Uddhav Thackeray Government, Maharashtra recorded the biggest drop in fresh Covid cases in eight weeks among eight states that have been severely affected by the rampant spread of the Novel Coronavirus.

While the graph in Maharashtra seems to be going down, the National Capital reported a hundred percent increase in new covid cases coming in on a daily basis.

A review meeting was held by the Prime Minister with the Chief Ministers of ‘super eight states’ to discuss the current scenario in these states and the steps that will be taken by the state governments to control and keep a check on the spread of the virus. Super Eight states refer to those Indian states that have constantly recorded a spike in the daily average cases. Not only that, these states alone account for almost fifty percent of the total covid cases and deaths in India. These states include Maharashtra, Haryana, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and Andhra Pradesh. The data shared by the chief ministers in a review meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi showed that Haryana recorded a fifty-three percent increase in and the Southern state of Kerala recorded a rise of twenty-eight percent while Gujarat recorded a rise of fourteen percent in the average new cases on a daily basis.

When the country recorded its highest number of cases on the 17th of September, the contribution of Maharashtra was significant in it. Out of 97,894 cases detected on that day, 24,169 cases were from Maharashtra only. As of the 22nd of November, this number has fallen down to 5,753. One of the main reasons for this fall has been attributed to the number of tests being conducted in the state on a daily basis. The data released by the government showed that there has been a drop in tests being done by twenty-three percent. 70,700 tests are being done in the state as of October as compared to 88,000 tests that were being done by the state in September on a daily basis. The rate of testing saw a further decline with 65,000 tests in the month of November and the number further decreased even more to 25,000-30,000 during the Diwali Weekend.

According to the data released by the central government, twenty-five districts account to fifty percent of the total deaths caused by the Novel Coronavirus out of which fifteen districts lie solely in the state of Maharashtra. The Union Government has been in constant touch with the district officials of these twenty-five districts for constant updates regarding the situation there and also, to stop the situation from getting worse.

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