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MUMBAI : Maharashtra on Saturday reported 145 new covid-19 cases, taking the total tally of affected patients to 635 with 6 patients succumbing to the virus. Four of the deceased are from Mumbai. Only 52 people have shown complete recovery so far.

The rise in cases is due to numbers from private hospitals over the past few days being included. Other cases were reported in Sangli, Nagpur, Ahmednagar, Buldana, Yavatmal, Satara, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Gondia, Nasik, Osmanabad, Washim, Jalgaon and Amravati, according to the public health department of Maharashtra. Thirty two people have succumbed to the disease in the state so far. The six deceased persons range from ages 46 to 70 years.

Total of 523 cluster containment teams are working in the Mumbai Municipal Corporation area, 196 in Navi Mumbai, 423 teams in Pune Municipal Corporation area and 210 teams are doing house-to-house surveillance in the Nagpur corporation area. There are 2849 teams working across 18 districts in the state.

In order to strengthen the frontline medical teams for the treatment of Covid-19, Maharashtra state government is now planning to rope in over 1.25 lakh AYUSH doctors in the state.

It refers to the Department of AYUSH which covers streams of alternative treatment like Ayurvedic, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy. These doctors would be trained online over the next week informed state health minister Rajesh Tope. Already 250 AYUSH facilitators have been trained in the state through online training programs and they will train the 1.25 lakh doctors that have been identified.

He further added that additional resources of 1500 ventilators and 2.5 lakh N95 masks have been arranged as well. Also available are 25,000 PPE kits and additional equipment is being arranged for and even the Central government is helping with teh arrangements. He will also address citizen on social distancing mechanisms through Facebook Live sessions going forward. He has also called for people to cooperate with the cluster containment and contact tracing teams across the state.

The number of covid-19 positive cases have been on the rise in Maharashtra over the past few weeks, making it the worst affected state in the country.

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