Union Well being Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday mentioned that he’ll maintain a gathering with the Maharashtra Chief Minister to debate the worsening COVID-19 state of affairs within the state, as 34 out of its 36 districts are affected by the an infection.
“The state of affairs in Maharashtra is definitely a matter of concern proper now as 34 out of 36 districts are affected by COVID-19. I’ll maintain a gathering with the Chief Minister as effectively to debate additional plan of action to manage the unfold of the virus within the state,” the Minister mentioned at a press convention.
“Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nagpur, Nashik, Aurangabad, Solapur, among the many 34 districts are a explanation for concern for us,” he added.
The Union Well being Minister additional mentioned the Centre’s intention was to make sure that no new instances come up from districts in Maharashtra and warranted all assist to the state within the coming days.
“There are 1,026 containment zones in Maharashtra proper now, as per my data. The group from Centre and medical doctors are stationed there and we’ll give additional assist to Maharashtra as per the necessity,” the Minister mentioned.
In response to the Union Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare, Maharashtra had 15,525 COVID-19 instances as of Wednesday morning, together with 617 deaths. Nevertheless, 2,819 sufferers have been cured and discharged after receiving therapy for the illness.