Here’s A Complete List Of Maharashtra’s Hotspot Districts; Check If Your District Features In It!

by Gizel Menezes
Here’s A Complete List Of Maharashtra’s Hotspot Districts; Check If Your District Features In It!

With a view to strengthen the government’s efforts to contain the novel coronavirus, districts in the country will now be classified into 3 categories: hotspot districts, non-hotspot districts, and green zones. In total, 170 hotspot districts and 207 non-hotspot districts have been identified in the country.

Classification Of Districts

Those districts that report a large number of positive cases come under the hotspot districts. While those that record a few coronavirus cases, will come under the non-hotspot districts. Green zones are those that have not reported fresh cases for some time.

The hotspot districts are further classified into two: hotspot districts with huge outbreaks and hotspot districts with clusters. While the former stands at 123, the latter is at 47.

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Classification Of Districts In Maharashtra

Maharashtra has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country. Huge outbreak hotspot districts in the state include Mumbai and Mumbai suburban districts, Pune, Thane, Nagpur, Sangli, Ahmednagar, Yavatmal, Aurangabad, Buldhana and Nashik.

Further, Kolhapur, Amravati and Palghar also feature in the hotspot districts with cluster cases.

Maharashtra has many districts in the non-hotspot list too. These include Akola, Latur, Satara, Ratnagiri, Osmanabad, Jalgaon, Sindhudurg, Raigad, Beed, Hingoli, Jalna, Washim, Dhule, Solapur and Gondia. All of these districts have at least one reported case of the COVID-19.
A welcome relief for the state health authorities, Maharashtra has seven districts, which are free of COVID-19 infections. These include Bhandara, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Parbhani, Wardha, Nanded and Nandurbar. Not a single case has been reported in these districts till April 15.


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How Will These Zones Be Monitored?

The hotspot zones will be monitored on a weekly basis. They will be considered successful at containment if no new case of coronavirus is reported after 28 days. If there is no new case after 28 days following the last negative test, the containment exercise will be deemed over.

Also, how each of these districts fare in terms of numbers will impact how soon exemptions of the lockdown will apply in that area.

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