Maharashtra Has More COVID Cases Than World’s 5th Most Affected Country

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Sushant Ranjan

Mumbai, 3 September 2020: The most devastating numbers of Coronavirus disease (COVID19) cases in India have been seen in Maharashtra and its statistics are making a terrible record every day. Maharashtra has also outpaced Peru, the fifth most affected country in the world in Corona cases, which is quite worrisome. 

A record 17433 new cases were registered in Maharashtra on Wednesday, raising the Corona figure to 8,25,739 in the state. This figure of the Coronavirus is also higher than Peru, the fifth most affected country in the world.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of Covid-19 cases in Peru is 6,52,037, and next on the list is Russia, with 10,05,000 corona cases. If the pace of Corona in Maharashtra continues to increase in such a terrible way, then it will also leave Russia behind. Already Maharashtra has more Active cases than Rusia. 

On August 29, the maximum number of 16,867 corona cases were registered in Maharashtra in one day. Maharashtra took 51 days to reach the two lakh mark of the Corona cases. On March 9, the first Corona case came to light in the state and 126 days later, on July 12, it crossed the one lakh mark.

According to the health department of Maharashtra, there are 2,01,703 active cases in the state. The recovery rate in the state is 72.48% while the fatality rate in the state is 3.05%. Out of 42,84,000 laboratory samples, 8,25,739 have been tested positive (19.27%) for COVID-19.

According to the Union Health Ministry, the number of Coronavirus positive patients has reached 3,853,406 across the country. Out of this, 2,970,492 have been cured and discharged from hospitals while 67,376 people have died and one patient has migrated out of the country. There are still 815,538 active patients undergoing treatment in hospitals across the country.