95% Beds Vacant In Maharashtra Despite Covid Surge: Health Minister

"There is 95 per cent of beds are vacant in the state. Around 4-5 per cent of patients are admitted to hospitals for treatment," the minister said.

95% Beds Vacant In Maharashtra Despite Covid Surge: Health Minister

Positivity rate in the state stands at 23.5 per cent, according to the minister. (File)

Mumbai:

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Thursday said that despite a high positive rate, at least 95 per cent of beds are vacant or the hospitalisation is lesser compared to the second wave of COVID-19.

"There is 95 per cent of beds are vacant in the state. Around 4-5 per cent of patients are admitted to hospitals for treatment."

Mr Tope also said that the positivity rate in the state stands at 23.5 per cent but districts like Raigad, Pune, Nashik and Nanded are reporting a higher positive rate than the state average.

"The positivity rate in Maharashtra is 23.5% but districts like Raigad, Pune, Nashik, Nanded have a much higher positive rate," he said.

He also said that over 50 per cent of teenagers have been vaccinated with the first dose of COVID-19.

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