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COVID-19 second wave: Maharashtra's death toll witnessed a sharp rise in April

Between April 1 and April 28, the number of confirmed COVID-19 patients increased by about 16.51 lakh, and the active caseload increased by over three lakhs. And, on April 28, 63,309 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

COVID-19 second wave: Maharashtra's death toll witnessed a sharp rise in April
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Maharashtra is the worst-hit state by the COVID-19 pandemic. Both — the caseload and the coronavirus death toll — in the state have been rapidly increasing amid reports of shortage of oxygen and Remdesivir injections, prescribed for critical patients.

The second wave of coronavirus in the state reached its peak in April, with the number of victims rising by 25 per cent in April.

However, state health officials maintain that the state-wide death toll has not risen much. Meanwhile, patients complain that they are struggling to get beds as the second wave of coronavirus stays strong in Maharashtra. As of Sunday, May 2, the death toll increased to 70,284 with 669 new fatalities.

According to reports, the death toll is higher in Sindhudurg, Parbhani, Nandurbar and Ahmednagar. The number of newly diagnosed cases was 280,000 in the last week of March. There were 1,583 deaths that week. The death toll appears to have more than doubled in a month.

On April 1, the number of deaths in Maharashtra stood at 249. There were 43,183 new Covid-19 positive cases and the death rate stood at 1.92 per cent.

Between April 1 and April 28, the number of confirmed COVID-19 patients increased by about 16.51 lakh, and the active caseload increased by over three lakhs. And, on April 28, 63,309 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

The daily death toll due to Covid-19 in Maharashtra was 249 on April 1 which rose to 349 on April 15 and reached 1,035 on April 28. At that time, the state's mortality rate was 1.63 per cent.

Data show that while the number of deaths in the state increased between April 1 and April 28, there was no increase in the death rate. However, Maharashtra recorded about 12,000 deaths during the period.

The death toll in the Nanded district has risen by more than 100 per cent and the district's mortality rate is more than two per cent. The death toll in the Sindhudurg district has risen by 82 per cent. In Ahmednagar, the death toll rose by 71 per cent to 1.40 per cent. The death toll in tribal-dominated Nandurbar rose by 89 per cent.

Solapur currently has the highest mortality rate in the state at around four per cent. It is followed by Bhiwandi Municipality (3.77 per cent), Sangli (2.86 per cent), Kolhapur (2.83 per cent), Sindhudurg (2.62 per cent), Malegaon (2.28 per cent), Osmanabad (2.30 per cent) and Ratnagiri. (2.15 per cent), Nanded (2.27 per cent), Satara (2.19 per cent) and Mumbai (2.02 per cent).

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