As a solace amidst panic of outbreak of the Covid19, State health Minister Rajesh Tope said that the doubling rate of Covid19 cases has been reduced to seven days.
He added that the hotspots in the State have also reduced from 14 to 5. "Our doubling rate has now reached 7.01 today. This means that present figures will double after 7 days. But we will not allow that to happen and will bring it further down," Tope said in his virtual press meet.
"There were 14 hotspots in the state, now there are only 5, which are Mumbai, MMR, Nagpur, Pune and Malegaon," the Maharashtra heath minister said.
Insisting that the state is fully prepared, Tope further said that the state has 1,55,000 isolation beds and is leading in the country with its testing capacity of 7,000 tests per day. "13% patients are getting discharged every day while 83% are asymptomatic," he added.
"We will aggressively increase institutional quarantine from Thursday. We are also widely using plasma therapy. We are using blood samples/antibodies of recovered patients and using it for treating others," Tope added.
The minister informed that in areas such as Dharavi, home quarantine is of no use, so the administration will be using larger spaces like schools for institutional quarantine. Total coronavirus positive cases in Maharashtra have now touched 5,649. In Mumbai alone the number is 3,683.