Mumbai: Maharashtra recorded 1,086 new cases of Covid-19 and one death on Thursday, taking the tally to 81,53,377 and the toll to 1,48,471, according to state health officials. He informed that this is the second consecutive day when the total of the tally was above 1000 mark. On Wednesday, 1,115 cases were registered in the state.
Officials said Mumbai has 274 cases, followed by Thane at 85, Nagpur at 76 and Pune at 65, while the lone death was reported in Dhule. He said that the number of recoveries increased by 806 in the last 24 hours and reached 79,99,206, taking the number of active cases in the state to 5,700.
So far, 8,67,56,157 coronavirus tests have been conducted in Maharashtra, including 16,011 in the last 24 hours, according to state health department data. Maharashtra today’s coronavirus figures: Fresh cases: 1,086; Fatality: 1; Active cases: 5,700; Test: 16,011.
India reports over 10,000 new Covid cases – highest in 8 months
India witnessed a single-day increase of 10,158 coronavirus cases, the highest in nearly eight months, while 19 more deaths were recorded, including the four reported by Kerala on Thursday.
According to the latest data from the Union Health Ministry, the number of active cases has increased to 44,998. With the death of 19 more people, the death toll due to the virus has risen to 5,31,035. The newly recorded deaths included nine from Maharashtra, two from Gujarat and one each from Delhi, Kerala, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu and four from Kerala, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The 10,158 deaths reported on Wednesday is the highest in 230 days. A total of 10,256 cases were registered on August 26 last year. India reported 7,830 coronavirus infections on Wednesday.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 4.42 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was 4.02 per cent. Active cases now account for 0.10 per cent of the total infections.
According to the Health Ministry website, the nationwide COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.71 per cent. The case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent. The number of people recovering from the disease increased to 4,42,10,127. According to the website of the ministry, 220.66 crore doses of Kovid vaccine have been given in the country.
Mandating masks for children may do more harm than good: Experts
A public health expert says that applying masks to children is ‘unscientific and rather harmful’, explaining that incorrectly used masks can make it more risky for disease transmission and when the Covid pandemic is His role is limited.
While there is no Covid-related guideline or mask mandate from the government, around 200 private schools in the national capital have already made masks mandatory for students and staff members in view of the rising numbers.
“When the disease is endemic, the benefit of masks for all age groups and children is even less. Again, we need to remember that an incorrectly handled mask can make it risky for transmission. If kids keep touching the mask, it will make them.” Prone to infection,” said Chandrakant Lahariya, general practitioner and infectious disease specialist.
According to Sudha Acharya, chairperson of the National Progressive Schools Conference, around 230 private schools in Delhi have made it mandatory to wear masks and enforce social distancing norms. These include schools like Bal Bharti, Delhi Public School, St Mary’s and Ehlcon Public School.