COVID-19 spike: Maharashtra projected huge decline of 6,97,993 active COVID-19 positive cases by May 16

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Mumbai: The lockdown amplified to May 15 has been yielding positive results, as the Public Health Department, on Wednesday, anticipated 6,97,993 dynamic COVID-19 positive cases by May 16 compared to 10,25,654 on May 11. Today, the state reported 57,640 new cases, 920 deaths, and 6,41,596 progressive active cases. Hence, the department has anticipated a decrease in the positivity rate, improvement in the doubling rate, and a casualty rate of 1.49%. These variables will lead to a reasonable number of active cases, which is able to be 6,97,993 by May 16.

This is attributed to the stringent restrictions imposed since April 22, which have to curb the spread of the virus in at least 12 districts, including Mumbai. The department, in its presentation to the state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, has clearly indicated that the danger is far from over.

Ten districts comprising Pune (17.06%), Nagpur (10.06%), Mumbai (8.80%), Nashik (7.10%), Thane (7.09%), Chandrapur (4.45%), Satara (4.45%), Ahmednagar (3.22%), Solapur (3.19%) and Palghar (2.77%) together have 66.97% active patients. Of the total active patients, 12.50% are serious, 3.86% are in the ICU, 1.26% are on ventilators and 2.6% are on oxygen. However, 8.64% of patients were on oxygen, but outside the ICU.

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The department has said that Palghar has minus 4,618 isolation beds, minus 285 oxygen beds, minus 212 ICU beds, and minus 18 ventilators. In Pune, which continues to be a hotspot, will have minus 30,145 isolation beds, minus 4,952 oxygen beds, and 191 ICU beds. Interestingly, Mumbai will be in black, as it will have 44,008 isolation beds, 10,380 oxygen beds, 2,121 ICU beds, and 1,273 ventilators.

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