Maharashtra witnessed a rise in the daily Covid cases on Thursday, with 12,207 new cases and 393 fatalities being reported in the last 24 hours, pushing its tally to 58,76,087, with 1,03,478 deaths till now. Meanwhile the Covid fatality rate has increased to 1.77%, while the recovery rate has touched 95.45%.
Meanwhile, the city witnessed a drop in Covid on Thursday, with just 660 new infections being reported. Also, the number of deaths reported in the last 24 hours was 22. With this, the total count now stands at 7,14,450 and fatalities at 15,122. Moreover, the doubling rate has increased to 566 days, while the weekly growth rate has dropped to 0.12%.
Dr. Subhash Salunkhe, former director general of health services (Maharashtra) and advisor to the state government on Covid-19, said the pandemic does not behave in the same manner everywhere. Maharashtra is as big as any European country, so we expect the districts will show a differential and it is being demonstrated.
“In western Maharashtra, particularly Kolhapur, Satara, Sangli, and Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg in the Konkan region, are not showing a distinct decline that we are seeing in other parts of the state. Such things occur wherever there is a delay in the introduction of viruses. When Mumbai and Pune were at their peak, these districts were at a better stage, comparatively. The urban areas are recovering faster than the rural areas as the infection gets introduced a bit later, therefore more cases are seen from rural areas,” he said.