Photos: Maharashtra improves Covid-19 recoveries amid ongoing outbreak

Maharashtra has worked to lift its Covid-19 recovery rate from 55.55% on July 11 to 68.33% a month later –still marginally lower than the national average of 69.80%. With the outbreak still not showing signs of slowing in the state, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray had directed the state authorities to develop field hospitals in all the major cities of Maharashtra.

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The Indian Naval band performs at Gateway of India as tribute from Indian Armed Forces to ‘Corona Warriors,’ as part of Indian Independence Day celebrations in Mumbai on August 8. Maharashtra state has been working at improving its Covid-19 recovery rate even as the pandemic shows no sign of flattening its curve. (Defence PRO Mumbai / HT Photo)

The Indian Naval band performs at Gateway of India as tribute from Indian Armed Forces to ‘Corona Warriors,’ as part of Indian Independence Day celebrations in Mumbai on August 8. Maharashtra state has been working at improving its Covid-19 recovery rate even as the pandemic shows no sign of flattening its curve. (Defence PRO Mumbai / HT Photo)

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People head to board a bus arranged by the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) party to ferry people home for Ganesh Chaturthi at Dadar in Mumbai on August 8. State health department data on August 11 showed that 3,58,421 Covid-19 patients have recovered from their viral infection and discharged from various healthcare facilities in the state to date. (Satish Bate / HT Photo)

People head to board a bus arranged by the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) party to ferry people home for Ganesh Chaturthi at Dadar in Mumbai on August 8. State health department data on August 11 showed that 3,58,421 Covid-19 patients have recovered from their viral infection and discharged from various healthcare facilities in the state to date. (Satish Bate / HT Photo)

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Health workers from Smile Foundation conduct thermal testing and distribute medicine in Dharavi, Mumbai on August 10. Maharashtra’s Covid-19 recovery rate on August 11 stood at 68.33%, marginally below the national average of 69.80%. A month ago on July 11, the state’s recovery rate was at 55.55%, HT reported. (Vijayanand Gupta / HT Photo)

Health workers from Smile Foundation conduct thermal testing and distribute medicine in Dharavi, Mumbai on August 10. Maharashtra’s Covid-19 recovery rate on August 11 stood at 68.33%, marginally below the national average of 69.80%. A month ago on July 11, the state’s recovery rate was at 55.55%, HT reported. (Vijayanand Gupta / HT Photo)

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Health workers suit up before screening people for COVID-19 symptoms in Dharavi, on August 11. On August 10, Maharashtra recorded 9,181 new Covid-19 cases, as the state’s tally rose to 524,513, including 147,735 active cases. This came on the back of the highest single-day recovery tally of 13,348 Covid-19 patients a day prior on August 9. (Rafiq Maqbool / AP)

Health workers suit up before screening people for COVID-19 symptoms in Dharavi, on August 11. On August 10, Maharashtra recorded 9,181 new Covid-19 cases, as the state’s tally rose to 524,513, including 147,735 active cases. This came on the back of the highest single-day recovery tally of 13,348 Covid-19 patients a day prior on August 9. (Rafiq Maqbool / AP)

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A health worker helps a woman wear a mask before screening her for COVID-19 in Mumbai on August 11. Gujarat and Maharashtra have the worst case fatality rate (CFR) in the country at 3.74% and 3.44%, respectively. Maharashtra’s death toll from the viral outbreak stands at 18,306 . (Rafiq Maqbool / AP)

A health worker helps a woman wear a mask before screening her for COVID-19 in Mumbai on August 11. Gujarat and Maharashtra have the worst case fatality rate (CFR) in the country at 3.74% and 3.44%, respectively. Maharashtra’s death toll from the viral outbreak stands at 18,306 . (Rafiq Maqbool / AP)

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Citizens purchasing idols ahead of the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival at Lalbaug market in Mumbai on August 9. The surge in the viral outbreak cases and a lack of robust healthcare infrastructure in Maharashtra has prompted the state government to set up makeshift facilities amid plans to ramp up the facilities shortly, HT reported. (Anshuman Poyrekar / HT Photo)

Citizens purchasing idols ahead of the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival at Lalbaug market in Mumbai on August 9. The surge in the viral outbreak cases and a lack of robust healthcare infrastructure in Maharashtra has prompted the state government to set up makeshift facilities amid plans to ramp up the facilities shortly, HT reported. (Anshuman Poyrekar / HT Photo)

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Municipal health care workers conduct rapid antigen tests for Covid-19 at Trombay in Mumbai on August 8. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray directed state authorities last week to develop field hospitals in all major cities of Maharashtra. (Satish Bate / HT Photo)

Municipal health care workers conduct rapid antigen tests for Covid-19 at Trombay in Mumbai on August 8. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray directed state authorities last week to develop field hospitals in all major cities of Maharashtra. (Satish Bate / HT Photo)

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A health worker wearing Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) urges a resident to get her temperature and oxygen level checked during a COVID-19 coronavirus screening in Mumbai on August 11. CM Thackeray has also sought the support of the Central government to set up an infectious disease hospital and research facility near Mumbai. (Indranil Mukherjee / AFP)

A health worker wearing Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) urges a resident to get her temperature and oxygen level checked during a COVID-19 coronavirus screening in Mumbai on August 11. CM Thackeray has also sought the support of the Central government to set up an infectious disease hospital and research facility near Mumbai. (Indranil Mukherjee / AFP)

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