Fifteen months after Maharashtra recorded its first Covid-19 case on March 9, the state on Sunday breached the 1 lakh mark in Covid-19 deaths. The state’s death toll now exceeds that of countries like Germany, Argentina, Spain and Columbia.
Maharashtra on Sunday added 618 deaths to its tally, taking the total death toll due to Covid to 1,00,130. Of the total deaths registered on Sunday, 167 were reported in the last 48 hours, 66 in the last week and 385 from the period before that.
The state recorded 49,521 deaths in 2020 since the beginning of the pandemic. In 2021, till date it has recorded 50,609 deaths. Of the deaths recorded in 2021, over half were recorded in May, with 26,521 deaths reported by the state public health department.
It had taken around 10 months for Maha...