Mumbai: Ninety days after the state recorded its first COVID-19 case, Maharashtra on Tuesday crossed the 90,000 cases mark, overtaking China. Data suggests that the state has been recording new cases at a rate higher than the United Kingdom.
For the last 14 days, Maharashtra has been recording more than 75 deaths and more than 2,000 new patients daily. So, it means roughly one death takes place every 12 minutes in Maharashtra, while an average of 94 new cases recorded every hour in the state.
As of now, there are 90,787 coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, which is more than 31 per cent of the cases recorded across the country. The death toll in the state has touched 3,289.
What is relieving is the state’s recovery rate, which is 46.96 per cent. The mortality (death) rate is 3.60 per cent.
With more than 51,000 cases, Maharashtra’s capital Mumbai is ahead of China’s Wuhan (over 31,000) tally. The doubling rate for COVID-19, which means the time taken for the total number of coronavirus cases to double, in Mumbai is 24.5 days. With the recovery rate at 44 per cent, the death rate stands at 3 per cent.
On Tuesday, Maharashtra recorded 120 deaths, out of which 58 were reported from Mumbai alone.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had yesterday inaugurated a coronavirus testing lab, constructed at a cost of Rs 1.07 crore, at the Ratnagiri Civil Hospital. In total, there are 85 such testing facilities in the state.
In the meantime, the number of people who have been home-quarantined stands at 568,073. The containment zones in Maharashtra rose from 3,510 to 3,750 on Tuesday.