Maharashtra reports 297 Covid-19 deaths in past 24 hours, highest this year

Maharashtra continued to report the highest number of new coronavirus cases and deaths, with the state reporting 297 more virus-related deaths on Tuesday, its highest single-day death toll so far this year. The death toll from Covid-19 has now reached 56,330, according to the daily health bulletin. Maharashtra had reported 277 deaths on April 4, 2021.

This is the first time after October 20, 2020, that more than 200 deaths have been recorded in one day.

Along with this, the worst-affected Covid-19 state has also reported more than 55,000 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the number of infections to 31,13,354. As of Tuesday, new cases of Covid-19 stood at 55,469, according to the bulletin.

No less than 34,256 patients were discharged during the day, bringing the number of recoveries to 25,83,331.

There are 4,72,283 active cases in the state.

The cure rate is 82.98 percent and the case fatality rate is 1.81 percent.

Of those cases, Mumbai reported 10,000 new cases of Covid-19 today. The city had recorded more than 11,000 new cases in a single day last Sunday, its highest daily tally since the start of the pandemic.

With 10,030 more infections recorded on Tuesday, the total number of infections in Mumbai rose to 4.72,332, the city’s municipal body said, adding that the doubling rate of cases in the city had worsened to 38 days.

Meanwhile, the Center said on Tuesday that COVID-19 is spreading faster in the country than last year and warned that the next four weeks are “very, very critical” as they seek the participation of the population to control the second wave of the pandemic.

Detailing the COVID-19 situation in India, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said Durg of Chhattisgarh was among the top 10 districts with high active COVID cases, while seven were in the Maharashtra, one in Karnataka. Delhi, counted as a district, is also on the list, he said.

The 10 districts with the highest number of new cases are Pune, Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur, Nashik, Bengaluru Urban, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Delhi and Durg, he added.

Bhushan added that Maharashtra, Punjab and Chhattisgarh remained the states of “maximum concern”.

Maharashtra because of its share in the total number of cases as well as in the total number of deaths, and Punjab and Chhattisgarh because of their share in the number of deaths. Maharashtra recorded 55,469 new cases on Tuesday, a public health official in Mumbai said.

A total of 96,982 cases were reported in 24 hours, while the death toll rose to 1.65,547 with 446 new deaths per day, according to Union Health Ministry data updated to 8 hours of the morning.

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