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1000 deaths in one day: Health department predicts alarming rise in Covid cases

Mumbai: With Covid-19 cases topping 3 lakh by April 4 and Pune district recording the highest number of infections followed by Nagpur and Mumbai, the state health department of Maharashtra is predicting an alarming trend of rising covid cases and fatalities for the upcoming days.

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Several districts are likely to face a shortage in treatment facilities. Nagpur and Thane could be among the most-affected district unless they ramp up their facilities, says the state health department.

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Using a cumulative case fatality rate of 2.27%, the department predicted 64,613 possible mortalities against a total caseload of 28,24,382, indicating a projection of up to 1,000 deaths a day over the next two weeks, said a TOI report.

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Maharashtra on Wednesday reported record 31,855 new coronavirus cases, its highest ever single-day spike since the outbreak of the pandemic. The total caseload of the state rose to 25,64,881 with 2,47,299 active cases and the death toll rose to 53,684 with 95 new fatalities.

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