With 103 fatalities, the state death toll has touched 2,465 while the total number of Coronavirus patients increased from Monday’s 70,013 to 72,300.
Mumbai: For the third time in a week, Maharashtra recorded 100-plus Covid-19 deaths, including a staggering 74 in Mumbai Metropolitan Region alone, as the state on Tuesday braced for the double whammy of Cyclone ‘Nisarga’.
The state recorded its third highest death toll of 103 – after 105 notched on May 27 and the highest-ever 116 reached on May 29 – taking the state tally to 2,465. Tuesday’s toll includes a whopping 74 deaths in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region alone – the worst-hit in the country, besides 2,287 new positive cases recorded in the state.
This comes to roughly one death every 11 minutes, and an average 95 new cases notched every hour, in the state. Maharashtra has been recording 75-plus fatalities and over 2,000 cases daily for the past eight days continuously, with the previous highest figure of 3,041 infections notched on May 24.
With 103 fatalities, the state death toll has touched 2,465 while the total number of Coronavirus patients increased from Monday’s 70,013 to 72,300. The Health Department said of the total number of cases declared till date, 38,493 37,534 were ‘active cases’ – increasing by 959 over Monday’s 37,534.