Maharashtra. The rise is seen in Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Palghar and Raigad districts. Despite the spike in cases, the percentage of hospitalisation is 2-3%," Tope said.
He informed that Mumbai's case positivity rate has touched 40% and the health department is maintaining vigil. However, seeking to allay the concerns over the rising Covid-19 graph, Tope said no new variant is detected except Omicron. "As a precaution, testing has been increased," he added.
Further, the minister appealed to parents and teachers to ensure the vaccination of children in the age group of 12 to 18 years. Covid situation in Maharashtra This comes as Maharashtra on Wednesday recorded 4,024 new coronavirus cases, a 36% rise over the previous day, and two pandemic-related deaths, the state health department said.