Maharashtra Covid lockdown news live: ‘More deaths in 2nd wave, but case fatality rate lower’

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The lockdown-like restrictions in force in the state have been extended till June 15, announced public health minister Rajesh Tope on Friday, but held out hope of some localised relaxation in areas where the pandemic is under control. Covid deaths for the month of May are likely to touch 25,000 on Saturday, making the month the deadliest so far since the outbreak of the pandemic. Maharashtra has recorded 24,385 deaths in May so far, just 615 short of the 25,000 mark. The state reported 20,740 cases on Friday, taking the total caseload to 56.9 lakh, and 424 fatalities were reported and 549 old deaths added, taking the total death toll to 93,198. The Near to Home Covid Vaccination Centres initiative for the elderly and citizens with different ablities will start in Pune in the next few days. Stay with TOI for all the latest updates from Maharashtra.Read Less

THE TIMES OF INDIA | May 29, 2021, 08:42:22 IST

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