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Maharashtra records 9,798 fresh COVID-19 cases; 14,347 patients discharged

08:40 PM Jun 18, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

Maharashtra on Friday recorded 9,798 fresh cases, taking the number of active cases to 1,34,747. Besides, 198 COVID-19 deaths were reported in the day, taking the number of total fatalities to 1,16,674.

14,347 patients were discharged in the day, taking the tally to 56,99,983 The recovery rate in the state rose to 95.73%. The case fatality rate in the state is 1.96%.

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Currently, 8,54,461 people are in home quarantine and 4,831 people are in institutional quarantine.

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The Mumbai circle--which consists of MCGM, Thane, TMC, Navi Mumbai, KDMC, Ulhasnagar MC, Bhivandi Nijampur MC, Mira Bhayandar MC, Palghar, Vasai Virar MC, Raigad, Panvel MC--recorded 2051 new cases.

The Nashik circle--which consists of Nashik, Nashik MC, Malegaon MC, Ahmednagar, Ahmednagar MC, Dhule, Dhule MC, Jalgaon, Jalgaon MC, Nandurbar--reported 941 fresh COVID-19 cases.

The Pune circle--which includes Pune, PMC, PCMC, Solapur, Solapur MC, Satara--recorded 2665 new cases.

The Kolhapur circle reported 3106 new cases, Aurangabad circle 242, Latur circle 371, Akola circle 253, and Nagpur circle recorded 169 new COVID-19 cases.

Meanwhile, studies among healthcare workers have shown that following vaccination the chances of hospitalisation reduce by 75-80 per cent, while oxygen requirement comes down to 8 per cent even after contracting COVID-19, the government said on Friday.

Addressing a press conference, NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr V K Paul said in these studies, which have been conducted among healthcare workers who fall in high risk group, also showed that the risk of ICU admission remains only 6 per cent and the protection against infection was 94 per cent.

"Lives of thousands of healthcare workers have been saved by vaccination. Studies show that chances of hospitalization reduce by 75-80 per cent after vaccination if they contract Covid. The possibility of oxygen requirement is around 8 per cent and the risk of ICU admission is only 6 per cent. The protection is 94 per cent. These are reasonable sample sized studies and they have been conducted in age groups where maximum risk is there," he said.

(With PTI inputs)

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