Maharashtra Covid-19 deaths catapult from 1 to over 30,000 in 180 days

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Exactly six months after Maharashtra had its first coronavirus dying on March 17 – of a 64-year-old man who succumbed at Mumbai’s Kasturba Hospital, the state has seen its dying toll go up massively to 30,883, officers stated on Thursday.

This involves a rugged common of 172 deaths per day (until September 16), in accordance with the information.

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Though coronavirus was successfully managed within the largest fear spot of Mumbai’s Dharavi — Asia’s largest slum, the illness has outspread past the state capital and into rural and mofussil areas of the state.

In the nation’s industrial capital, the fatalities stand at 8,280 or a median of round 46 Covid deaths day by day on this interval.

In phrases of cases, the state’s tally has shot up from the primary two Covid-19 positive cases reported in Pune on March 9 to 11,21,221 until date — a staggering common of 6,229 new cases reported per day.

In a month after its first Covid dying on March 17, the state recorded 201 deaths and three,320 cases by April 17, and by May 17, the count of cases shot up 10 occasions to 33,053 whereas there have been 1,198 fatalities, and by June 17, the cases greater than tripled to 113,445 and over 5,537 deaths.

On July 17, the figures had greater than doubled over June to face at 292,589 cases and 11,452 deaths, and by August 17, the cases had greater than doubled to 604,358 whereas there have been 20,265 fatalities.

Since August 17 until now, the count of cases have shot up by almost twice to 11,21,221, and the fatalities have gone up significantly to the touch 30,883 now.

One third of the state’s dying toll has been reported up to now one month alone, sending alarm indicators and apprehensions of whether or not the state is within the grip of a second wave of the pandemic.

Currently, Maharashtra has overtaken Russia which has 10,85,281 cases and 19,061 fatalities – rating at No Four on Worldometer Covid-19 dashboard after the US, India itself and Brazil.

The silver lining is up to now three months, the state has recorded a powerful restoration rate — from 54.81 per cent on July 17 to 70.71 per cent until date — with 792,832 absolutely cured sufferers, together with half a dozen centenarians, returning residence.

Even the mortality rate — which stood at 3.91 on July 17 — has been steadily declining and now stands at 2.75 per cent now.

This should be considered towards the backdrop of early-April to mid-April, when Maharashtra’s mortality rate was the very best on the earth, surprising health authorities.

However, with the frantic efforts of the state govt and ‘Corona Warriors’, the state’s fatality rate has been dropped at 2.75 per cent, in contrast with the most recent world common (3.18 per cent), and nearer to the nationwide common (1.63 per cent) now.

Since August 16, Pune district surpassed Mumbai and Thane districts to now emerge as India’s new ‘Corona Capital’ with 244,530 cases and 4,936 deaths, in contrast with Mumbai’s 175,974 fatalities and eight,280 fatalities, and Thane’s 162,745 cases and 4,390 deaths.

Presently, the ‘Corona Triangle’ comprising Mumbai, Pune and Nashik Circles – with 12 districts account for 859,527 infections – or almost three-fourths of the state’s 11,21,221 cases, and 24,012 deaths.

The remaining 5 circles with 24 districts account for the remaining share of 261,694 cases and 6,871 fatalities.

From March 15, Maharashtra had been below the precautionary lockdown, adopted by ongoing extensions to the lockdown with easing of restrictions until July 30 – and it’s the ongoing phases of ‘Unlock’ that the state has seen the utmost numbers of cases and fatalities.

(Quaid Najmi might be contacted at q.najmi@ians.in)

–IANS

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