Maharashtra, MP, Gujarat report higher death rates
New Delhi: As the country on Sunday reported 278 deaths due to COVID-19, Maharashtra witnessed the highest number of corona deaths at a rate of 7.2 per cent. Out of 1,761 confirmed cases, as per Health Ministry's report, Maharashtra reported a total of 127 deaths.
However, as per the ministry officials, most of the COVID-19 positive patients who have died were also suffering from other ailments such as diabetes, high BP, asthma and heart disease.
Shockingly, the death rates in the BJP-ruled states of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat are also similar to Maharashtra as both the states have reported deaths at the rate of 6.7 per cent and 5.09 per cent respectively.
Madhya Pradesh, which is functioning without a Health Minister, reported 36 deaths out of total 532 confirmed cases, while Gujarat, which is the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recorded 22 deaths till date.
Surprisingly, Madhya Pradesh has reported not even a single recovery after the state had recorded its first case in late February, while Gujarat has reported 44 recoveries so far.
Despite a huge jump in positive cases, Delhi has performed well on the coronavirus management front as the national capital has reported 24 deaths at the rate of 2 per cent. Delhi reported total 1,154 positive cases and out of it, 27 have recovered.
The death rate in other states also varies from 1 to 2 per cent. Tamil Nadu, which has a total 969 cases, reported 10 deaths at the rate of 1.03 per cent, while Telangana with a total 504 COVID-19 cases reported 9 deaths at the rate of 1.7 per cent.
According to experts, the situation in the country is stable in comparison to other countries as out of total 8,532 positive cases; India has reported 278 deaths at the rate of 3.2 per cent while the global death rate stands at 6.1 per cent. In total, 1,10,013 deaths have been reported across the globe out of 17,96,052 confirmed cases.