Maharashtra’s Covid-19 count crosses 1 million, 48% jump in new cases in last fortnight | Mumbai News

MUMBAI: Maharashtra’s total Covid-19 caseload crossed the grim milestone of 1 million on Friday. In phrases of each day cases, the state, with Friday’s report single-day excessive of 24,886 cases, accounts for each eighth new Covid affected person in the world (the worldwide each day common is 2 lakh cases).
Maharashtra can be inching near Russia, which, with 10.5 lakh cases, is the fourth worst-hit nation.

State adding 1 lakh cases in 5 days, surge worries govt

Data reveals 50% of the state’s 1 million Covid cases have been added in simply 35 days. Maharashtra had 5 lakh cases on August 8. Also, the state is at present including 1 lakh new cases in simply 5 days. Before Friday, the state’s each day excessive in phrases of cases was 23,816, on September 9.
“The Covid march across Maharashtra seems totally out of control,” mentioned a state authorities physician. However, a state process drive member mentioned a 15-day stringent ‘test, trace and treat’ components ought to have the ability to convey the numbers again on monitor.
Public well being minister Rajesh Tope informed TOI the surge in cases have been a trigger for concern. However, he mentioned, “The only reason we are adding more cases is aggressive testing. As we have unlocked more sectors, we have ramped up testing to identify cases sooner and treat them early.” Maharashtra has performed over 50 lakh checks (50.7 lakh).
He mentioned the state was specializing in lowering deaths and streamlining availability of beds and oxygen provide. The case fatality rate of the state was 2.8% on Friday, increased than the nationwide 1.7%. “We have taken decisions like diverting 80% industrial oxygen to the medical sector. This will help solve the oxygen supply problem to a great extent,” Tope mentioned.
Things didn’t look significantly better for Mumbai. After a spot of 52 days, Dharavi registered 33 cases. The earlier excessive of 36 was registered on July 19.
The each day Covid count in Mumbai fell from 2,371 on Thursday to 2,191 cases on Friday, however deaths elevated from 38 to 44, highest in the last 21 days. Of the 44 victims, 26 had comorbidities and 34 have been above the age of 60 years. The whole tally and toll in Mumbai stood at 1.65 lakh cases and eight,067 deaths up to now. The metropolis’s doubling rate fell from 93 days on August 25 to 58 days on Friday. Maharashtra now has 2,71,566 energetic cases and the town, 27,624.
Pune area continues to drive the Covid graph with the very best addition of cases and deaths, adopted by Mumbai area. Regions like Nashik, Nagpur and Kolhapur are additionally including a lot of cases. Pune area added 6,786 new cases and 96 deaths. Mumbai area added 5,840 cases and 84 deaths. The Kalyan-Dombivli belt crossed 34,000 cases. The twin metropolis reported 588 new cases and 7 deaths.
In a constructive signal, the state noticed over 14,000 recoveries for the second day in a row.


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