MUMBAI: The state health department on Tuesday said that the cases of delta plus version of coronavirus in Maharashtra have gone up to 103 after 27 new infections were reported in the state.
According to the health department, six each have been reported in Gadchiroli and Amravati, five in Nagpur, four in Ahmednagar, three in Yavatmal, two in Nashik and one in Bhandara district.
As per official figures, there are 53,433 active cases of COVID-19 in Maharashtra.
“The cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the state are 62,38,794, while 1,36,067 people have succumbed to the infection so far,” the Union Health Ministry said.
An Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) study conducted in Chennai has found that the delta variant has the potential to infect both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, but it reduces mortality among the former group.
According to a study published on August 17 in the Journal of Infection and approved by the Institutional Ethics Committee of the ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai, the prevalence of the delta variant or B.1.617.2 did not differ between immunized and immunized patients. non-vaccinated group.
“B.1.617.2 has the potential to infect both vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals. However, disease progression is being prevented by vaccination. Therefore, non-drug interventions continue to slow transmission Additionally, the speed and scale of vaccination will have to be increased to minimize further waves of the pandemic,” the report read.
A state health department official said 4,355 new coronavirus cases and 119 fresh deaths were reported on Tuesday, taking the number of infections to 64,32,649 and the toll to 1,36,355.
Seven districts namely Wardha, Gondia, Akola, Yavatmal, Hingoli, Jalna and Dhule did not report any new infections of COVID-19 (in their rural areas), and also in the case of Chandrapur, Amravati, Akola, Parbhani, Jalgaon It was like that. Dhule and Malegaon Municipal Corporation (urban centre), he said.
The official said that 4,240 patients were discharged from hospitals across the state in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cured cases to 62,43,034.
He said that Maharashtra now has 49,752 active cases.
According to the official, 3,01,955 people are in home isolation in the state and another 2,330 people are in institutional quarantine.
He said that the recovery rate from Kovid-19 in Maharashtra is 97.05 percent, while the death rate is 2.11 percent.
The official said the cumulative number of tests conducted in the state rose to 5,26,32,810, of which 1,87,121 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.
He said Ahmednagar district reported the highest number of new infections at 667, followed by Pune at 533, while Satara district topped with 24 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Among Maharashtra’s eight regions, Pune region recorded the highest number of 1,876 new cases, followed by Kolhapur with 895 cases.
He said that among other areas, 748 new cases were reported in Nashik region, 631 in Mumbai, 168 in Latur, 21 in Nagpur, nine in Aurangabad and seven in Akola region.
According to the official, out of the 119 deaths, 65 were from Pune region and 27 were from Kolhapur region.
Importantly, no fresh deaths were reported in Akola and Nagpur regions, while 14 deaths were reported in Nashik region, six in Mumbai, five in Latur and two in Aurangabad region.
Mumbai witnessed 271 new COVID-19 cases and only one death, while Pune city reported 226 infections and two deaths, the official said.
He said that out of 49,752 active cases in the state, Pune district has the highest number of 11,962 cases.
The official said that of the 62,43,034 cured patients across the state, the maximum 10,80,515 were from Pune district.
The coronavirus figures for Maharashtra are as follows: Total cases 64,32,649; new cases- 4,355; Total deaths 1,36,355; Total recoveries 62,43,034; active cases 49,752; Total test 5,26,32,810.
(with PTI inputs)