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Maha: Covid deaths rocket to record 773, tally crosses 41L
Maha: Covid deaths rocket to record 773, tally crosses 41L

Mumbai, April 23 (TIWN) The Covid death toll in Maharashtra zoomed to a new high on Friday with 773 persons succumbing to the virus, while the state's caseload breached the 41 lakh-mark though the active case tally witnessed a marginal decline, health officials said.

Maharashtra reported over 500 Covid fatalities for the third day in a row, logging 568 deaths for the second day, to take its toll to 62,479. The state also added 67,013 cases on Thursday, taking the tally to 40.9 lakh. Meanwhile, deaths in Mumbai climbed to 75 on Thursday, the highest this year. The second Covid-19 wave has brought to the surface the pathetic state of Maharashtra’s public health system. Lack of beds of all types is overwhelming hospitals with many districts reporting 190-200% occupancy. Hingoli in Marathwada is one of the grim examples, where 121 patients were vying for 55 ICU beds early this week and 38 patients for 30 ventilators. After Hingoli where the requirement for ventilators touched 126% against availability, it was 102% and 103% for Solapur and Aurangabad respectively. Stay with TOI for all the latest updates.

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