Huge rise in asymptomatic Covid-19 cases worry Maharashtra Government

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State Chief Minister Udhav Thackery on Sunday said 80% of patients are asymptomatic and 20% are there who have mild, serious or critical symptoms. He said that it was difficult to find such patients and save them.

The battle against Covid-19 in Maharashtra has become tough with studies finding majority of patients asymptomatic to the virus.

State Chief Minister Udhav Thackery on Sunday said 80% of patients are asymptomatic and 20% are there who have mild, serious or critical symptoms. He said that it was difficult to find such patients and save them.

He appealed to people to keep politics away during this Covid-19 crisis situation and unitedly fight against the pandemic. He assured the migrant labourers that he was talking to the centre and trying to do whatever possible to mitigate their woes.

The toll due to the novel coronavirus in the state rose to 323 on Sunday with 22 deaths reported in past 24 hours, while the number of confirmed cases saw a jump of 811 to go up to 7,628.

The COVID-19 mortality rate in the state stood at 4.23 percent. On the other hand, the COVID-19 recovery rate in the state was at 14.11 percent after 1, 076 COVID-19 patients were cured of the infectious disease, according to the data released by the health ministry.

However, the chief minister stated that the state has been successful in curbing the multiplication of COVID-19. "We have succeeded in stopping the multiplication of corona, we have certainly curbed that growth to some extent," he said.

At the national level, the country saw the biggest single jump in Covid cases with 1,990 fresh infections reported in past 24 hours. With this the total number of coronavirus cases in India has risen to 26,496, according to latest data released from Health Ministry on Sunday.

The death toll from coronavirus in the country has gone up to 824 after coronavirus claimed 49 lives in past 24 hours. Health Ministry data showed 5,803 have recovered from coronavirus while there are 19,868 active coronavirus cases in the country.

The Centre on Friday relaxed some lockdown curbs. It allowed shops to function with 50% workforce. The Union Home Ministry also said malls and sale of non-essential items through e-commerce platforms continue to remain shut.

Apart from Maharashtra, the other states that have seen the most number of cases include Delhi (2625), Tamil Nadu (1821), Rajasthan (2083), Madhya Pradesh (2096), Gujarat (3071), Uttar Pradesh (1793), Andhra Pradesh (1061) and Telangana (991).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India's "people-driven" battle against COVID-19 is the only way for the country to overcome the pandemic, and asked people to shun any complacency that they will not be infected by the coronavirus because it has so far not affected the places where they live or work.

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