Maharashtra remains to be leading state in the number of Covid-19 cases with 537 reported till April 4 including a jump of 47 cases in mere 12 hours.

So far in Maharashtra, 27 people have died due to novel coronavirus.

In Maharashtra, Mumbai has biggest share in this figure with 306 Covid-19 cases so far with a rise of 28 cases in last 12 hours.

On March 9, when Maharashtra witnessed first three cases of Covid-19, the state was having capacity of 100 tests per day but today, the state along with private labs is conducting 3,000 tests per day.

Besides that, the administration is also identifying contaminated zones.

In Mumbai alone 228 such zones have been formed. Apart from Mumbai, Maharashtra has around 100 such zones.

There are special teams which have been formed to survey these zones. In Mumbai alone, 292 teams are formed which are involved in survey of the area, tracing high risk contacts and most importantly targeted testing, meaning mostly those people are being tested which are most likely to be get infected.

Rest of the people are being isolated in different places set up by the government.

Besides that, the state government has also made SOP for hospitals by marking five hospitals in Mumbai as Covid-19 hospitals where only Covid-19 cases will be taken up.

Now, patients who are positive, symptomatic and elderly will be referred to Kasturba Hospital, St George Hospital, Seven Hills Hospital, Nanavati Hospital and Saifee Hospital.

This decision is aimed to facilitate better treatment for those who are at higher risk of succumbing to the the virus.

For patients who are below six years of age and asymptomatic will be sent to Covid-19 isolation centres.

The centres have been open at maternity home STD clinic building in Nagpada, maternity home behind Lilavati Hospital, PWD guesthouse in Andheri (West), Diagnostic Centre at Punjabi Galli, MCMCR in Powai, Uraban Health Centre in Shivaji Nagar and Mahatma Gandhi Hall opposite Bandra Talao.

These centres will be monitored by doctors and paramedical staff. Police personnel will also available for providing security at the centres.
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