Considering that projections for this month are quite high, and they will be coupled with monsoon related illnesses, medical facilities at each district asked to be prepped up. Thackeray told district administrations to focus on door to door screening for not just Covid, but other illnesses too.
The novel coronavirus has infected over 42 lakh people and led to more than 2,90,000 deaths globally.
In another concerning development linked to the disease, New York state health officials are investigating around 100 children who may have been diagnosed with a recently identified illness associated with Covid-19 that some doctors are referring to as “pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome”. Doctors say in some cases, children are taking up to 6 weeks after exposure to the virus to present with symptoms of this illness. Five children in New York have reportedly died of the illness.