Headlines December 16, 2020
Maharashtra in top spot with highest daily Covid deaths
During the first wave of Coronavirus, Maharashtra was in the top spot for not just highest number of cases but most number of deaths too. Though the state stepped backwards, Maharashtra has yet again become state with most number of Covid-19 deaths being reported.
Delhi and West Bengal were highest contributors of Covid deaths until last Sunday. While Maharashtra reported 70 deaths, West Bengal with 47 and Delhi with 33 were right under. While India’s case fatality rate is 1.4%, Maharashtra was 2.5%.
On Tuesday, the Maharashtra reported fewer cases than other states.
As the number of Covid-19 cases in India hit over 1 crore, more than 1,44,000 deaths were reported. Maharashtra alone has reported nearly 49,000 deaths.
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