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Maharashtra Covid-19 mortality rate now higher than Gujarat’s – mumbai news

Maharashtra’s case fatality rate (CFR) for Covid-19 infections overtook Gujarat’s on Sunday. It is now in second place within the nationwide chart after Punjab. Maharashtra’s CFR elevated to 2.7%, whereas Gujarat stood at 2.69%, and Punjab at 2.89%.

Maharashtra’s Covid-19 case tally reached 1,208,642 on Sunday whereas its dying toll stood at 32,671. The state is battling to deliver its CFR down at par with the nationwide rate. A month in the past on August 21, Maharashtra’s CFR stood at 3.32% and Gujarat’s at 3.43%, in opposition to the nationwide rate of 1.89%. According to officers from the well being division, a excessive CFR in a few of the districts is resulting in the excessive cumulative determine.

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“The CFR in Mumbai is 4.6%, followed by Solapur (3.3%), Parbhani (3.2%) and Akola (3.1%), which are the districts/cities with highest rate. However, these districts have seen an improvement in the CFR in the last few weeks, as it used to be over 5% till a few weeks ago. Maharashtra’s death rate for the month of September (until now) is around 1.94%, and we hope to bring it down further in the next few weeks,” stated an official of the well being division.

Another official, nonetheless, stated that the weaker well being infrastructure in a few of the districts and a lackluster strategy of the equipment in tracing high- and low-danger contacts have proved to be impediments within the remedy of essential sufferers. The official stated that the state authorities’s My Family My Responsibility marketing campaign launched final week will assist state authorities determine sufferers with comorbidities and assist deliver them to well being amenities quick.

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“The state government has failed to address the issues of weak infrastructure over the last six months of the outbreak. We are still struggling with the shortage of oxygen, medicines, besides the failure of tracking vulnerable people. There is no proper monitoring of the people who have come into the contact with infected patients,” stated Dr Avinasht Bhondwe, Maharashtra president of Indian Medical Association.

Dr Pradeep Awate, state surveillance officer, stated that the excessive rate of testing in Maharashtra is among the causes the excessive mortality rate has come to gentle. “Our number of tests per million is much higher than Gujarat’s and the rest of the country. We have been maintaining transparency in every aspect. Our weekly CFR has been ranging between 1.75 and 1.94% over the last few weeks. With concentrated efforts, we will be able to bring the overall rate down,” he stated.

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