Delta Plus cases in Maharashtra: The number of Covid-19s in Maharashtra now stands at 6,428,294 after 3,643 new cases on Monday. There have been 136,067 deaths so far and the number of Covid-19 active cases in the state is less than 50,000.
According to the health ministry, the number of Delta Plus cases, which is considered to be the highest prevalence in Maharashtra, has risen to 103 after 27 new infections were reported in the state. Of the 27 new Delta Plus cases, one each in Gadchiroli and Amravati, five in Nagpur, four in Ahmednagar, three in Yavatmal, two in Nashik, and one in Bhandara district, the department said.
According to a statement issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the delta variant that fueled the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic in India has been found in 128 cleaning samples in Mumbai. BMC has released that out of 188 samples sent for genome sequencing at one of its facilities, 128 samples were found to contain a delta variant of the coronavirus. Among other models, two were found to be positive for the alpha variant and 24 for the frog variant, and the rest belonged to other species of Covid-19, it said.
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BMC has set up a new genome sequencing facility at the civilian-owned Kasturba Hospital in the Chinchwad area. Launched by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on August 4, the facility has tested the first batch of samples by the municipality. The civil society said it had received two genome sequencing machines donated by an American organization. At least 384 samples can be tested simultaneously in the Genome Sequencing Lab and the results will be available within four days.
Maharashtra on Monday registered 3,643 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the state number to 6,428,294. There were 225 new Covid-19 cases and four deaths in Mumbai, bringing the city’s death toll to 15,951. There have been 136,067 deaths in Maharashtra so far and the number of Covid-19 active cases is currently 49,924.
State Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Monday that all preparations were being made to tackle the third wave of the coronavirus epidemic. “We (the medical staff) have taken steps to fill the gaps, with the maximum level of oxygen, extra budget and medicines to keep up with the increase in cases,” Top said.