Maharashtra Coronavirus Highlights: State reports 11,088 new cases, 256 deaths
Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune, Thane Coronavirus (Covid-19) Highlights: BMC has started the second phase of sero-surveillance study in the city to assess the spread of Covid and information about antibodies developed by the people.
Covid screening camp in progress at Trombay Koliwada on Friday, August 7, 2020. (Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty)
Maharashtra, Mumbai, Thane Coronavirus Highlights: Maharashtra on Tuesday reported 11,088 fresh cases of COVID-19, taking its tally to 5,35,601, while 256 more patients died due to the infection, 48 of them in Mumbai, said a state health official. After the addition of new cases, the state’s tally rose to 5,35,601, while the COVID-19 fatality figure increased to 18,306.
In Mumbai, 917 new cases and 48 deaths were reported, taking the count to 1,25,224 and the toll to 6,893. The number of active cases in Mumbai stood at 18,887. Pune city reported 928 fresh cases along with 36 deaths, taking its count to 72,640 and the toll to 1,862, PTI reported. So far, 28,37,578 tests have been carried out in the state.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation(BMC) has started the second phase of sero-surveillance study in the city to assess the spread of COVID-19 and information about antibodies developed by the people. The survey will cover F-North (Dadar, Matunga and Dharavi), M-West (Deonar and Govandi) and R-North (Dahisar) wards, where a similar study was conducted last month, a (BMC) official said. A serological survey involves testing of blood serum of individuals to check for the prevalence of antibodies against an infection.
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Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune Coronavirus Highlights: At a Covid-19 testing center in Mankhurd on Tuesday. (Express Photo: Amit Chakravarty)
The 75th round of the National Sample Survey on household consumption related to health, released in July, stated that 73.7 per cent of all those who were hospitalised in the state for treatment, excluding for childbirth, had been treated in private hospitals. By comparison, the national average for those who sought treatment in private hospitals is 55.3 per cent.
In Maharashtra, 22.2 per cent people availed treatment in public hospitals as against the national average of 42 per cent while 4.1 per cent availed treatment in charitable hospitals as against the national average of 2.7 per cent.
The 75th round, the latest survey conducted by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), was held from July 2017 to June 2018 – three years before the Covid-19 pandemic, which has seen both the Centre and state governments ramp up existing public health infrastructure, while the private health sector had to be persuaded by the states to participate in the anti-Covid efforts.
The survey, conducted periodically, is done to assess expenditure on health-related activities as well as access to private and public health facilities. It had a representative sample of 5.5 lakh people in both rural and urban areas.
Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19cases reported so far in the police force from three jurisdictions in Pune district — Pune city, Pimpri-Chinchwad and Pune rural — reached 759, with 190 active cases among them, as of Monday. Of these, Pune Police has 528 cases.
To date, there were 10,993 cases in the two-lakh-strong state police force. Of these, 1,981 are active cases while 8,894 police personnel have recovered. As many as 118 cops, including 11 officers and 107 constabulary staff, have died of the infection across Maharashtra.