India, Aug. 19 -- Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope has said that the raging coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak could report a downward trend after mid-September.

He said the state is experiencing a peak of the contagion, whose duration is difficult to predict.

"Maharashtra is in the middle of a peak of Covid-19 cases. However, it's difficult to predict how long it will last. The pandemic situation is under control in Malegaon, Mumbai's Dharavi slums, and Aurangabad. In most places, the spread appears to have plateaued. Now, a downward trend is expected after the middle of September," Tope told media persons on Tuesday.

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