Maharashtra saw a significant drop of around 50 per cent in the number of Covid-19 cases and deaths in the month of November in comparison to October and September. Moreover, the positivity rate in November was lower than in April when the first wave began picking up. However, active cases are on the rise again in the state, keeping the authorities alert.
According to the data, in October, Maharashtra had recorded 293,960 Covid-19 cases, which dropped by 50.5 per cent in November to 145,490.
Fatalities reported in October were 7,249, which dropped by 49.09 per cent to 3,690 in November. The drop in cases and fatalities is even sharper when compared to September. Besides that, the State surveillance officer Pradeep Awate said the positivity rate in November was 7.7 per cent, which is lower than the positivity rate in April, which was 8 per cent.
However, the state health department had ed the district administration earlier this month, warning it of a potential second wave of Covid-19 infections after the festive period. However, so far, there has been no significant increase in the number of Covid-19 cases. The district and municipal authorities, however, remain on guard. Besides that, Awate added that all districts are testing potential ‘super spreaders’ to get an early sign for a potential second wave