Mumbai, (Samajweekly) Maharashtra recorded 120 Covid-19 fatalities as the state crossed the 90K cases mark, overtaking China, 90 days after the first case was detected here on March 9, officials said here on Tuesday.
The state on Tuesday recorded 120 deaths, marking an increase of 11 over Monday’s 109, besides 2,259 new Covid-19 cases.
The previous three-digit highs recorded in the state include — 103 deaths (June 2), 122 (June 3), 123 (June 4), 139 (June 5), 120 (June 6), 109 (June 8) and 120 (Tuesday).
This comes to roughly one death every 12 minutes, and an average 94 new cases notched every hour, in the state.
Maharashtra has been recording 75-plus fatalities and new patients over 2K daily for the past 14 days, with the previous single-day highest figure of 3,041 infections notched on May 24. In fact, the state has been notching new cases at a rate higher than the United Kingdom.
With 120 fatalities, the state’s death toll has touched 3,289 while the total number of Coronavirus patients increased from Monday’s 88,528 to zoom past the 90K mark and touch 90,787 on Tuesday.
The health department said that of the total number of cases declared till date, 44,849 were active cases as on Tuesday, increasing by 475 over Monday’s 44,374.
The state has recorded a handsome recovery rate of 46.96 per cent and a mortality (death) rate of 3.60 per cent.
Of the total 120 fatalities on Tuesday, 58 were recorded in Mumbai alone — taking the city’s death toll up from Monday’s 1,702 to 1,760 now, while the number of Covid-19 positive patients here went up by 1,015 cases to touch 51,100 now...