According to health minister Rajesh Tope, the Maharashtra government has agreed to avoid home quarantining of COVID-19 patients in 18 districts where the positivity rate is high, and all active patients in these areas will be admitted to COVID Care Centers.
According to state health department info, Satara, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Osmanabad, Beed, Raigad, Pune, Hingoli, Akola, Amravati, Kolhapur, Thane, Sangli, Gadchiroli, Wardha, Nashik, Ahmednagar, and Latur have above-average positivity rates.
Asymptomatic patients or those with mild symptoms of coronavirus infection are usually advised to stay at home.
The state now has 3,27,000 active COVID-19 cases, with a 93 percent recovery rate. According to Tope, the case positivity rate (the proportion of positive cases in checked samples) is about 12%, whereas the case fatality rate is 1.5%.
However, he claims that the positivity rate in 18 districts is higher than the state average.
“The state government has decided to stop home isolation completely in these 18 districts. The district collectors have been asked to set up more COVID Care Centers (CCCs) and admit all active patients there,” he said.