Maharashtra reports highest single-day recovery of Covid-19 patients, 1,202 discharged
Maharashtra on Tuesday reported its highest single-day recovery of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients, as 1,202 were discharged from various hospitals across the state.
The recovery rate in the state is at 25.95% and 9,639 people have been discharged to date.
State health minister Rajesh Tope took heart from the impressive recovery rate and appealed to the public that Covid-19 is a curable disease, if patients are treated on time.
“The highest number of people was discharged on Tuesday. Around 10,000 people have been discharged so far. The recovery rate is around 26%. There is nothing to worry even if you test Covid-19 positive,” the minister told the public in a Facebook Live interaction on Tuesday evening.
State health department officials have also attributed the increase in the number of recovered patients to the revised discharge protocol.
The new policy, which was announced last Friday, stated that patients who are mild, very mild, or asymptomatic can be discharged after 10 days from hospitals and if they are not running body temperature for three consecutive days. A patient is advised to remain in isolation at home for seven days after being discharged from a hospital. The new policy has done away with conducting a fresh round of tests before a patient is discharged.
Maharashtra has 51% and 16% of patients with asymptomatic very mild and mild symptoms, respectively, according to the data provided by the state medical education and drugs department.
On Tuesday, Maharashtra reported 2,127 new Covid-19 positive cases, as the overall tally rose to 37,136.