Covid-19 recovery rates close to 50% in Maharashtra

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on June 22, 2020

The recovery rate of Covid-19 patients in Maharashtra has reached 49.78 per cent while the fatality rate is hovering at 4.67 per cent. Currently, six lakh people are in home quarantine and 26,287 in institutional quarantine. The State has 60,147 active Covid-19 cases, a press statement issued by the State government said.

On Sunday 1,591 patients were discharged from hospitals while the total number of patients discharged after full recovery has reached 65,744. However, 3,870 new infections and 101 fatalities were also reported in Maharashtra.

About 75 per cent of the total Covid-19 patients undergoing treatment in the State are asymptomatic. About 10 to 15 per cent have mild symptoms. However, about 3 per cent of patients who are critically ill need treatment in the ICU. The number of specialists in the ICU is also increasing to treat such patients, State Health Minister Rajesh Tope said in the statement.

Specialist guidance and treatment services are also being provided to ICU patients with the help of technology. For this, a ‘TeleICU’ facility is being launched on a pilot basis in seven districts — Mumbai, Thane, Jalgaon, Solapur, Aurangabad, Akola and Jalna. The medical condition of the patients will be monitored through the Tele ICU on the monitor attached to each bed in the ICU. Expert doctors will remotely review the patient's condition and advise treatment to the treating doctors, the statement said.

Published on June 22, 2020

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