Continuing with high Covid-19 fatalities, Maharashtra added 308 deaths, taking the toll to 40,040. Over 37% of the Covid-19 deaths reported nationally were from the state, which added the last 10,000 deaths in merely 25 days. The state had 30,409 deaths on September 15.
The state case fatality rate was 2.6%, higher than the national rate of 1.5%. The state added 11,416 cases, taking the total caseload to 15,17,434.
The rise in cases in Mumbai on Saturday was 2,203, a dip from the the sharp increase to 2,800-plus on Wednesday and Thursday. The Covid-19 tally stood at 2.27 lakh. There were 48 deaths, taking the toll to 9,391. “The number of cases had risen for a couple of days, but it could be due to some special collection drives we organise from time to time,” additional municipal commissioner Suresh Kakani said.
For over a week now, the state has reported more daily discharges than daily additions, and the trend continued on Saturday as 26,440 people were discharged, taking the total discharges to 12.5 lakh and the rate of recovery to 82.7%.
Active cases in the state were on the decline. There was a total of 2.2 lakh active cases in the state.