Highlights

  • In many districts of Maharashtra, the corona infection rate is around 30%
  • Corona tests are being performed on 2 lakh people every day
  • Corona infection rates are high in Nashik, Nanded, Pune and Raigad
  • On Thursday, 46,197 new cases of corona were reported in Maharashtra

Mumbai In many districts of Maharashtra, the rate of corona infection may be around 30 per cent, but very few patients have to be hospitalized. Even today, 95 per cent beds are vacant in various hospitals in the state. State Health Minister Rajesh Tope has said this. After the cabinet meeting, Tope said the four districts of the state – Nashik, Nanded, Pune and Raigad – had much higher than the average transition rate of cores. Of the total infected patients, only 5 per cent need to be hospitalized, while 95 per cent of the beds are empty. However, the corona infection rate in the state is about 23.5 percent.

Tope claimed that the number of Corona RTPCR tests in the state has not been reduced. 87% of corona patients are in home quarantine. There is no negligence in Corona’s test. He said more than 90 million people in the state have been targeted for vaccination. Currently, 90 percent have received the first dose of the vaccine, while 60 percent have received the second dose.

Relatives of one lakh 10 thousand victims got help
Regarding assistance to the families of those killed in Corona, Health Minister Tope said that an ex-gratia amount of Rs 50,000 was being given to the families of those who lost their lives due to Corona. Corona has so far killed about 1.5 million people in the state. In which assistance amount has been given to the families of 1 lakh 10 thousand victims, while the claims of the relatives of about 40 thousand deceased are being investigated. The amount of help will also be given to them as soon as possible.

‘In the public interest, non-vaccinated people were banned from traveling locally’
The state government on Thursday told the Bombay High Court that in view of the coronavirus epidemic, those who have taken both doses of the vaccine should be allowed to travel on the local train. For those who have not taken both doses of the vaccine, the decision not to allow them to travel on the local train is legal and rational.

Government lawyer Anil Anturkar said such restrictions violated the fundamental right to free movement under the constitution, but that it was justified in view of the epidemic. The ban was imposed in the wider public interest and only for their benefit. Chief Justice Dipankar Dutta and Justice M.S. Anturkar made these arguments during the hearing of the petition before the Karnik bench. In this PIL, the ban imposed on passengers traveling in local trains without vaccination has been challenged. The state government issued a notification in August 2021 mandating certification of both doses of vaccine for travel on local trains.

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