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There will be 1.1 million covid cases by April end if action not taken: Health Department

Mumbai: Maharashtra is battling with its current huge spike of covid cases with deaths due to covid rising too. As per a source, Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra is going to shoot up to 1.1 million by the end of April if adequate measures are not taken to control the spread of the virus.

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State health department principal secretary Pradeep Vyas said on Wednesday, “We are recording more cases than we predicted. The state has already recorded 50% more active cases during this wave, in comparison to the previous wave in September 2020. If cases increase in this proportion, by April 17 we will have around 568,000 active cases.”

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On Thursday, Maharashtra reported 56,286 new Covid-19 cases, and 376 deaths, taking the tally to 3,229,547 and toll to 57,028. The active cases in the state have now touched 521,317. The cumulative case fatality rate in the state is now 1.76%. On Wednesday, a total of 236,815 tests were held, with a positivity rate of 23% for the day.

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