With 7,827 new cases, Maharashtra’s Covid-19 count increased to 2,54,427 on Sunday. As many as 173 more people succumbed to the virus, taking the overall toll to 10,289. Of the around 2.5 lakh cases, 1,03,516 patients are currently under treatment.
Mumbai, meanwhile, recorded 1,174 fresh cases, touching 93,894. It also witnessed 47 deaths in the last 48 hours, taking its overall toll to 5291. While the recovery rate in the state is 55.15 per cent, Mumbai is recording a recovery rate of 70 per cent.
Meanwhile, statistics compiled by the state’s Excise department show that alcohol consumption between April and June across Maharashtra was down 59 per cent as compared to the consumption level for the same period last year. As against 24.08 crore bulk litres (bl) consumed in April-June 2019, the consumption was barely 9.89 crore bl this year. Senior excise officials and industry players indicate the recovery to 2019 consumption level may take a while.