After months of restoration within the variety of Coronavirus circumstances, Maharashtra appears to be hit by the second wave of the novel COVID-19. As on March 15, the state reported 15,051 new coronavirus circumstances, taking the state’s tally to 23,29,464. As many as 48 folks succumbed to the lethal illness pushing the fatalities depend to 52,909. There are presently 1,31,812 energetic circumstances within the state.
Amid the rising variety of Coronavirus circumstances, the centre has requested the Maharashtra authorities to deal with strict and efficient containment technique.
In letter to the Uddhav Thackeray-led authorities, the Union Well being Secretary Rajesh Bhushan warned the administration to resort to stricter technique as measures resembling evening curfews, weekend lockdowns, and many others. have very restricted affect on curbing the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Maharashtra is in the beginning of a second wave of Covid”, Bhushan reportedly mentioned, including that there have been obtrusive gaps like from restricted contact tracing to lack of effort to map circumstances and contacts.
The Union Well being Secretary whereas writing to Maharashtra Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte, famous that there isn’t any adherence to Covid acceptable behaviour amongst folks each in rural and concrete areas. eight of the highest 10 districts of India when it comes to energetic Covid-19 infections are in Maharashtra and the one method to curb the unfold is to extend the tempo of vaccination.
“For every positive case, at least 20 to 30 close contacts (including family contacts, social contacts’ workplace contacts and other casual contacts) ,..d to be promptly traced and tracked. The field staff engaged in contact tracing training/reorientation and develop skills on interpersonal communication for contact tracing. The contacts of a positive case should be tested strictly in accordance with the ICMR guidelines (5-10 days after exposure),” Bhushan mentioned.
Bhushan additionally mentioned that the state would get one other 12.74 lakh of vaccine doses by 18 March.