Maharashtra reports 8 Covid deaths while cases continue to drop
Maharashtra reported eight Covid-related deaths on Thursday, the most in 24 hours amid the current surge in cases.
Two of these deaths — a nine-month-old suffering from Ischemic Heart Disease and Down’s Syndrome and a 90-year-old man with co-morbidities like hypertension and hernia — were in the financial capital Mumbai.
This indicates that fatalities are climbing even as cases are gradually plateauing, experts said. “We have observed this previously where the death rate climbs 2-3 weeks after a surge in cases. But there is nothing to worry about as the infection rate is still low. We are witnessing deaths among elderly people with co-morbidities,” said Dr Avinash Supe, in-charge of the Covid-19 death committee.
The state recorded a total of 2,678 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday — a slight drop from the previous day’s 3,142 cases. In Mumbai, 540 new cases were reported on Thursday, down from 695 on Wednesday.
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