Covid: Maharashtra gets 11K new cases, total overtakes Mexico

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Mumbai: Maharashtra’s new Covid-19 cases on Thursday breached the 11,000-mark, while 266 more deaths were recorded, health officials said.

Touching a new high, the state saw 11,147 new Covid cases, surpassing the previous peak of 10,576 on July 22.

With the fresh fatalities, the state’s death toll went up to 14,729, while the total cases touched 411,798 – both highest in the country.

Maharashtra’s Covid-19 tally is now higher than Mexico which has 408,449 cases, ranking 6th on the Worldometer, the global corona dashboard. This comes a day after the state overtook Peru.

According to Thursday’s figures, there was one death roughly every 5 minutes and a stupendous 464 new cases every hour.

The state recovery rate, however, increased for the fifth consecutive day, zooming up from 59.84 per cent to 60.37 per cent on Thursday, while the current mortality rate stood at 3.58 per cent.

The Health Department said that of the total cases till date 148,150 are active.

Also on the positive side, 8,860 recovered patients returned home on Thursday – the highest till date – taking the total number of discharged patients to 248,615.

IANS

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