On Monday, a record jump of 5,242 new cases and 157 deaths were registered taking the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases to 96,169 and fatalities to 3,029. Maharashtra – the worst hit state in the country so far – saw a major surge in new cases on Sunday.
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It recorded over 2,000 fresh cases coronavirus patients in last 24 hours. Analysts said cases as well as death rate in Maharashtra and Gujarat were way ahead of the national average.
As per data analysis by economist Shamika Ravi, who was earlier member of PM’s Economic Advisory Council, Covid-19 fatality rate per million population in Gujarat and Maharashtra was more than four times that of the national average. While Gujarat recorded a fatality rate of 10.33% , Maharashtra was 9.81% per million people, according to Ravi’s analysis.
However, health ministry also recorded an improvement in recovery rate with 2,715 patients cured in the last 24 hours.
The recovery rate was 38.29%. According to health ministry data, Spain reported 494 cases per lakh population, which is the highest, followed by the US, which has 431 cases per lakh population. Italy has 372 cases per lakh population and the UK has 361 cases per lakhpopulation.