The Maharashtra government has banned home isolation for Covid positive patients. All new patients testing positive for virus wil have to be admitted to Covid care centres.
There has been a sharp decline in the number of Covid cases reported in Maharashtra on a daily basis. After remaining the worst-affected state by the Covid-19 pandemic in India for almost a year, Maharashtra has now started to come out from under the infection’s shadow.
From reporting 67,468 cases on April 21, Maharashtra on Monday reported only 22,122 cases. The drop in cases has been facilitated by a dip in positivity rate. While the state’s positivity rate has dropped below 10 per cent, the 15 districts mentioned above still have a high rate of tests yielding a positive result.