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The situation in Maharashtra, the most affected state of Corona, is now showing improvement. The number of patients recovering from new cases for the second consecutive day in the state. During the last 24 hours, 65,934 people have recovered and 51,880 new positive cases have been reported. Earlier on Monday, 59,500 patients were discharged and 48,621 new cases were received. Presently, the recovery rate in the state has come down to 85.96%. A total of 48.22 lakh cases have been reported so far. Out of this, 41.07 lakh have been recovered. At present, there are 6.42 lakh active patients in the state.
Demand to increase oxygen quota from center
Maharashtra has asked the central government to increase the quota of liquid medical oxygen (LMO), citing the increasing need for oxygen. State Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte had written a letter to Union Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on May 3, demanding that the quota of oxygen be increased by 200 metric tons.
The Maharashtra government has said that 125 metric tonnes of oxygen is coming from Jamnagar in Gujarat and 130 metric tonnes daily from Bhilai. It should be increased to 225 and 230 MT. Kunte said that Jamnagar and Bhilai are very close to Maharashtra, so the amount of oxygen coming from here should be increased so that dependence on oxygen tankers can be reduced. With this we will get oxygen as per the demand of everyday and its management will also become easier.
BMC health workers carrying an elderly woman to hospital amid rising infection cases.
Death toll still frightening
The number of people dying of infection in the state does not seem to be decreasing. On Tuesday, 891 people died in the state. The death toll has remained above 800 for several days. So far 71,742 people have died in the state. At this time the death rate here is 1.41%.
15 districts of Maharashtra reduce infection
Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that in 15 districts including Mumbai and Thane, there is a decrease in daily cases of corona. These include Mumbai, Dhule, Nanded, Bhandara, Thane, Nashik, Latur, Nandurbar, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Amravati, Raigad, Osmanabad, Chandrapur and Gondia. However, cases are still increasing in about 20 districts including Sangli, Satara, Buldhana and Kolhapur.
The pace of vaccination in jails is very slow
Out of 31, 250 prisoners lodged in jails in Maharashtra, only 2722 inmates have been vaccinated with the corona vaccine. These include 1976 prisoners under consideration and 746 convicts. Corona Care Centers have been set up for prisoners in Mumbai, Yerwada, Kolhapur, Ahmednagar and Amravati. According to the Jail Department, not a single inmate of Jalna, Beed, Gadchiroli, Ahmednagar, Sangli, JJ Hospital Prison Ward has been vaccinated. 242 of Mumbai Central Jail, Thane 277, Taloja 82, Kalyan Jail 262, Yerawada (Pune) 447, Kolhapur 403 inmates have been vaccinated.
Vaccination of people above 45 years has started again in Mumbai.
Helmet campaign in Aurangabad to prevent infection
During the lockdown in Aurangabad, helmets have been made mandatory for bikers who go out of the house for essential work. The Aurangabad Bench of the Mumbai High Court had ordered that helmets along with masks should be mandatory for those who rode outside on the bike. After this, the order for this has been issued by Assistant Commissioner of Police Suresh Wankhede.