Maharashtra’s Mortality Rate Falls To 3.57%, Still Higher Than National Avg

Publish On: 21 May, 2020 03:26 PM | Updated   |   Shivalik  

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state in the country with the highest number of COVID-19 cases. According to latest data released by the state government’s medical education and drugs department, the state has a  mortality rate of 3.57 per cent. 

The coronavirus mortality rate has come down significantly from 7.21 per cent and 3.71 per cent on April 12 and May 12, respectively.

However, the current mortality rate is still higher than the national average that amounts to 3.09 per cent.

Out of the total 3,07,072 COVID-19 tests conducted in Maharashtra till Wednesday, 12.95 per cent have tested positive for the highly infectious virus.  In the past 24 hours, 15 per cent have tested positive of the 14,074 tests conducted.

On Wednesday, the state reported 2,250 new cases of the novel virus with the total infection tally rising to 39,297. On Wednesday alone, 65 new deaths were reported— the third-highest single-day figure. The total death toll in the state is 1,390.

Maharashtra has reported 13,375 cases in the past seven days and 415 deaths. While Mumbai alone recorded 8,371 cases and 245 deaths in the past week.

In Maharashtra, 3,48,508 and 17,638 are under home and institutional quarantine, respectively. The state has 1,849 containment zones.

India has been on a nationwide lockdown since March 25 and has entered into its fourth phase of the lockdown which comes with considerable relaxations. Even as the country enters lockdown 4.0, COVID-19 cases continue to surge with alarming speed. India is on its path to emerge as the new coronavirus hotspot.