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At least 83 per cent of COVID-19 patients in Maharashtra are asymptomatic, of which 20 per cent have recovered.

Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope in a statement said the mortality rate of the epidemic has come down to 3.5 per cent in the state, while the doubling rate of patients is more than the national average.

Of the 36 districts of Maharashtra, 14 are in red zone (signifying high rate of spread of infection), 16 in the orange and six in the green zone.

In Mumbai, a special 2,000-beds facility has been created where senior citizens with comorbidities (existing health conditions) living in densely populated areas could be quarantined after screening, if needed, Tope said.

The state has 733 containment zones at present, he said.

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