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As Mumbai’s graph dips, Maharashtra still seeing big rise | Mumbai News – Times of India

As Mumbai’s graph dips, Maharashtra still seeing big rise | Mumbai News - Times of India

MUMBAI: After the detection of 11,200 Covid cases on April 4, the daily caseload in Mumbai has been steadily dipping, and, on Tuesday, 7,192 cases were registered.
The city’s Covid graph has clearly begun showing a ‘plateau’ or a dip that is apparent from the weekly growth of cases: as against 67,795 cases detected between April 5 and 11, 58,988 cases were found between April 12 and 18 (testing numbers in both the weeks were around 45,000 on most days except Sundays).

However, the second Covid wave in Maharashtra hasn’t been running parallel to that in its capital city: in fact, the fall in cases in Mumbai has been accompanied by a rise across Maharashtra. As against 3.9 lakh cases registered between April 5 and 11 across Maharashtra, 4.3 lakh cases were found the subsequent week. “Mumbai appears to have peaked, but cases are increasing in multiple districts,” said a senior health department doctor.
While none of the districts have the number of cases that say, Mumbai, Pune or Nagpur see on a daily basis, there is a sharp rise in terms of percentages. For instance, districts such as Solapur, Kolhapur and Chandrapur are witnessing a surge. “Cases in Gadchiroli have more than tripled in a week, but it has a smaller caseload than most cities,” he added.
In Sangli, for instance, the weekly graph in April shows an increase from 279 to 806. Ahmednagar, which was a spot of concern during the first wave as well, has increased from 1,752 to 2,582 in the same period. In other words, there is no new hotspot to replace Mumbai, but a simultaneous rise across many districts.

Dr Shashank Joshi, a member of the state government’s task force on Covid-19, said the second wave started in clusters across the state. “The cluster spread faster in cities and spread over to rural areas. While Mumbai seems to have passed the peak or is on the peak, so are Pune and Nanded, but the rest of Maharashtra is still showing a growth,” he said.

A senior state official said the surge in smaller cities and towns may be smaller compared to bigger cities, but it is equally concerning as the infrastructure cannot cope. “We are also seeing a surge in deaths from smaller cities as patients are reporting late,” said an official.
In Yavatmal, where daily detections are up from 243 to 931 in a week, most cases are coming from rural areas of the district. Officials said the number of tests has been kept constant for the last 3 weeks, still cases are increasing rapidly. Rural spread is one of the major reasons, said civil surgeon Dr Tarangtushar Ware. “Cases are coming from across the district, but cases from rural areas are more in the last one week,” she said.

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