NAGPUR: The number of patients recovering from Covid-19 in Vidarbha rose for the third consecutive day on Saturday. In all, 6,448 patients recovered in a day, which is the highest ever for the region. The number of new cases, which surpassed the 8,000 marks on Friday, reduced to 7,643.
Overall deaths too came down to 81. All the districts, except Gondia, reported deaths on Saturday which is a matter of concern. The toll is 9,106. On Saturday, Nagpur (47) reported the highest deaths followed by Yavatmal (9), Buldhana (2), Wardha (5), Akola (6), Amravati (5), Bhandara (4), Chandrapur (1), and Gadchiroli (2).
Vidarbha’s total Covid-19 caseload is all set to cross the 5 lakh mark. With 4.98 lakh total cases on Saturday, 4.19 lakh have recovered. Vidarbha’s recovery rate is 83.8% which is lower than the state and national average. The number of total tests came down to 43,830 on Saturday. This number was more than 50,000 in the last two days.
As far as Nagpur district is concerned, 15,593 tests were conducted. The district reported 47 deaths, including 25 from Nagpur city and 17 from rural. Five patients referred from other states/regions died in a day on Friday in Nagpur. The total death toll of Nagpur is 5,265 which is almost 58% of the total deaths in Vidarbha.
Nagpur reported 3,720 new cases and 3,660 recoveries on Saturday, more than 3,500 recovered for the second day in a row in the district.
Now, 71,037 patients are under treatment in the Vidarbha region, which is a record for the region so far. Barring Gadchiroli, all districts have more than 1,500 patients under treatment. In the Amravati division, all five districts have more than 3,000 patients under treatment. However, the good news is that the number of under-treatment patients is constantly declining in Amravati and Akola. In Nagpur, 40,820 patients are still under treatment, which is a record.
Akola: The district reported six deaths. All deceased were above 60 years of age. This took Akola’s total Covid-19 toll to 468. With 290 new cases and 593 recoveries, Akola’s total caseload is now 28,565 and recoveries 23,382. A total of 4,715 patients is under treatment. The number of under-treatment patients was under 5,000 for the first time in the last two weeks in Akola. A total of 2,624 tests was conducted in the last 24 hours.
Buldhana: Out of the 5,117 tests, 929 tested positive in Buldhana on Saturday. Buldhana’s total Covid-19cases surpassed the 40,000 marks. With this, Buldhana became the third district in Vidarbha to have more than 40,000 Covid-19 cases after Nagpur and Amravati. With 709 patients recovering in a day, a total of 33,791 of them have recovered. Total, 5,981patients are under treatment in Buldhana.
Washim: With 262 new cases, 244 recoveries, and no death on Saturday, Washim’s total Covid-19 caseload reached 16,961, including 14,096 recoveries and 189 deaths so far. A senior citizen patient died in Washim on Friday. Now, a total of 2,675 patients is under treatment.
Gadchiroli: The district reported 2 deaths in a day – which is for the first time in 2021. A 30-year-old man from Alapalli and a 65-year-old man from Chimur died on Saturday. Gadchiroli reported 63 new cases and 56 recoveries in a day. Now, total cases of the district have reached 10,866 and 10,218 of them have recovered. Gadchiroli has 535 patients under treatment, which is the lowest in Maharashtra.
Bhandara: Breaking all past records, Bhandara district reported 846 new cases of Covid-19 in a day on Saturday. With this, the total caseload surpassed the 20,000 marks in the district. On the other hand, 218 patients recovered. Bhandara reported 4 deaths in a day for the first time in the present surge. With a total of 351 deaths to date, the district now has 4,379 patients under treatment.
Gondia: The district reported 256 new cases, a record in this spike. No death was reported. Gondia now has 16,692 cases, 15,241 recoveries, and 192 deaths due to Covid-19. A total of 1,259 patients are under treatment.
Amravati: Five deaths and 325 new cases took the Covid-19 toll of the district to 686 and caseload to 49,523 respectively. Recoveries were just 178 and took the total to 45,544. This left 3,293 active cases under treatment.
Chandrapur: In all, 335 new cases were detected, while one death was registered on Saturday taking the Covid total to 28,742 and toll up to 432 on Saturday. There were 191 patients discharged during the day leading the total recoveries to 25,760. There are 2,550 active patients under treatment in the district.
Yavatmal: The death toll of Yavatmal is on an upward trend again. With 9 deaths reported on Saturday, the district has a casualty of 679 due to Covid-19 so far. The administration has received 4,917 test reports on Saturday of which 450 (300 men and 150 women) were found positive while the remaining 4,467 were negative.
Currently, there are 3,136 active positive patients of whom 1,310 are undergoing treatment in hospitals and 1,826 are in-home quarantine. Out of 30,226 positive patients treated in the district so far, 26,414, including 351 of Saturday have recovered and discharged from hospitals. The district has a positive rate of 10.74 % while the death rate is 2.24 %.
Wardha: With five more deaths on Saturday, the district had 167 new cases, taking the caseload to 19,548. Meanwhile, 198 patients were discharged and total recoveries reached 17,396. There are 1,695 active positive patients.
Amravati: Five deaths and 325 new cases took the Covid-19 toll of the district to 686 and caseload to 49,523 respectively. The recoveries were 178 that took the total to 45,544. This left 3,293 active cases under treatment.
Chandrapur: In all, 335 new cases were detected, while one death was registered on Saturday, taking the tally to 28,742 and toll up to 432 on Saturday. There were 191 patients discharged during the day, making the total recoveries 25,760. There are 2,550 active patients in the district.
Yavatmal: With 9 deaths reported on Saturday, the district’s toll became 679. The administration received 4,917 test reports on Saturday, of which 450 (300 men and 150 women) were found positive. Currently, there are 3,136 active positive patients. Out of 30,226 positive patients treated in the district so far, 26,414 including 351 of Saturday have recovered. The district has a positivity rate of 10.74 % while the death rate is 2.24 %.
Wardha: With five more deaths and 167 cases, the district’s caseload went to 19,548. Meanwhile, 198 patients were discharged and total recoveries reached to 17,396. Now, 1,695 patients are active positive.