COVID19 Maharashtra: Mumbai case fatality rate declines sharply

Mumbai: The weekly case fatality rate (CFR) of Covid-19 in Mumbai has seen a sharp decline compared to the fast few months and is better when compared to the state.
Mumbai’s current death rate is at 1.97 per cent in comparison with the whole of Maharashtra which is currently at 2.62 per cent.
The total tally of Covid-19 cases in Mumbai has climbed to 2.69 lakh cases. The city saw 756 recoveries as of last week, more than the number of fresh cases, and the recovery rate continued to be around 90 per cent.
Dr Avinash Supe, executive director of Hinduja Hospital, speaking about the the cumulative national average is 1.46 per cent and the state average 2.62 per cent. “Last week Mumbai recorded less than the state average at 1.97 per cent and was just a little above the national average.”
It was also noted that Maharashtra’s death rate is however still higher than the National wide death rate in terms with covid.
Although there is reason for cautious optimism, the state-appointed death audit committee expects the mortality rate to rise in the next two weeks, following a steady rise in the covid cases post Diwali.

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