Mumbai: Of the 55,000 active cases in the state, over 37,000 are concentrated in the five districts of Pune, Thane, Satara, Ahmednagar and Sangli.
The city, with just over 3,000 cases, is in seventh spot in the state. “These 15 districts are smaller, with sparse population density and limited movement,” a state official said. The officer said that the challenge now was to keep the daily detection numbers and active cases low in these parts of the state.
Dr Subhash Salunkhe, technical advisor to the state government, said that the Delta variant was still active in the state and new cases were being seen among people who were not previously exposed to it.
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