The recovery rate among Covid-19 patients in Marathwada has currently reached 91.32 %, better than the state average of 89.2%. At 2.91%, the mortality rate in the region is, however, marginally below the state-level mortality rate of 2.63%, official records show.
The total number of confirmed cases across eight districts of Marathwada has reached 1,24,744 by Monday, including 1,13,921 recovered patients. As many as 3,633 people have succumbed to Covid-19 in Marathwada which currently has over 7,000 active cases and around 1,500 active cases in Aurangabad.
Dr. Santosh Ranjalkar, president of Aurangabad chapter of Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Tuesday said that the growing awareness about early testing for Covid-19, as well as evolved treatment protocols, have been reflecting in terms of increasing recovery rate.
He also said that “The doctors both from private and state-run hospitals have been arriving at fix criteria for treating Covid-19 cases as per symptoms that vary from patient to patient. Different drug combinations have been evolved with the help of central authorities to treat Covid-19 patients as per complexity. These factors together with early testing have reduced loss of lives due to Covid 19,”.
Aurangabad district leads with the highest 93.26% recovery rate in Marathwada, followed by Parbhani (92.96%), Hingoli (92.48%), Nanded (92.26%), Latur (92.31%), Osmanabad (91.13%), Beed (87.53%) and Jalna (84.06%).
Meanwhile, with the winter season around the corner, the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has appealed to citizens to take extra precautions to keep Covid-19 at bay. “Even if Aurangabad is witnessing the low transmission period of Covid-19, the upcoming winter season could produce conducive conditions for the novel coronavirus to remain more active. Every citizen must build his or her immunity by having a healthy diet and follow general Covid-19 prevention rules i.e wearing masks, using sanitizers and maintaining social distancing as a precautionary measure,” AMC health officer Neeta Padalkar said.