Aurangabad: Covid situation continues to remain grim in the eight districts of Marathwada region of Maharashtra as the region recorded 6,999 fresh Covid cases, the highest single-day spike, and 144 fatalities were reported in the past 24 hours, according to the health authorities.
Details from all the district headquarters collected by UNI show that out of the eight districts of the region, Nanded district was the worst-affected, which recorded the highest number with 1,105 cases and 27 deaths , followed by Aurangabad had 1081 cases and 27 deaths ,Latur with 1522 new cases and 25 deaths, Beed 1237 cases and 20 deaths, Osmanabad had 569 cases and 16 deaths, Parbhani registered 639 cases and 10 deaths, Hingoli 90 cases 20 deaths and Jalna registered 756 new cases and 9 deaths.
Meanwhile, during the past 24 hours, 66,191 fresh cases of COVID-19 were recorded across the state, mounting the total number of infections to 42,95,027.
The state also registered 832 more deaths, taking the death toll to 64,760.
Meanwhile, a record 61,450 patients were recovered in the state, taking the total number of recoveries to 35,30,060.
The state’s recovery rate currently stands at 82.2 per cent and the fatality rate is 1.51 per cent.
At present, there are 6,99,000 active patients across the state undergoing treatment at different COVID-19 centres and hospitals, they added.
In view of the rising number of cases, the state government again imposed strict restrictions in the state till May 1 under the initiative of ‘break the chain’, exempting emergency services.