Photos: Maharashtra now has a fourth of India’s Covid-19 cases

Maharashtra now accounts for 25% of India’s active Covid-19 cases. On September 8, Maharashtra breached the 27,000 mark for deaths with 423 new deaths--the highest reported in a day, taking the count to 27,027. The government has slashed the RT-PCR rates to bring them down to ₹1,200-₹2,000 and encouraging more people to get tested for Covid-19. Maharashtra’s current Covid-19 stands at 236,934 active cases with 27,027 deaths.

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Traffic snarl on the Eastern Express highway in Mumbai on September 2. A day after Maharashtra went past 900,000 Covid-19 cases, the active caseload of the state stood at 236,934, which is more than a fourth of the total (882,542) across the country, HT reported. (Satish Bate / HT Photo)

Traffic snarl on the Eastern Express highway in Mumbai on September 2. A day after Maharashtra went past 900,000 Covid-19 cases, the active caseload of the state stood at 236,934, which is more than a fourth of the total (882,542) across the country, HT reported. (Satish Bate / HT Photo)

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A family heads towards Swargate Bus stand after disembarking from a bus in Pune on September 4. The total number of recovered patients touched 659,322, on September 8 translating into a recovery rate of 71.38%. The national recovery rate is (77.31%). (HT Photo)

A family heads towards Swargate Bus stand after disembarking from a bus in Pune on September 4. The total number of recovered patients touched 659,322, on September 8 translating into a recovery rate of 71.38%. The national recovery rate is (77.31%). (HT Photo)

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A health worker collects a swab sample from a resident of Patel Nagar at Santacruz (East) in Mumbai on September 7. The Maharashtra government has, in its fourth revision, slashed the RT-PCR rates to bring them down to ₹1,200-₹2,000, from the earlier rates ranging between ₹1,900 and ₹2,500, HT reported. (Vijayanand Gupta / HT Photo)

A health worker collects a swab sample from a resident of Patel Nagar at Santacruz (East) in Mumbai on September 7. The Maharashtra government has, in its fourth revision, slashed the RT-PCR rates to bring them down to ₹1,200-₹2,000, from the earlier rates ranging between ₹1,900 and ₹2,500, HT reported. (Vijayanand Gupta / HT Photo)

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Migrant workers queue outside Thane Municipal Corporation’s Covid-19 testing centre upon their arrival in Thane on September 07. The Covid-19 testing rates have been revised four times until now to bring them down from the initial rates ranging between ₹4,500 to ₹5,200. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

Migrant workers queue outside Thane Municipal Corporation’s Covid-19 testing centre upon their arrival in Thane on September 07. The Covid-19 testing rates have been revised four times until now to bring them down from the initial rates ranging between ₹4,500 to ₹5,200. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

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A man walks along Marine Drive in Mumbai on September 6. The case fatality rate (CFR) in Maharashtra stood at 2.93 %, much above the national rate of 1.72%. (Satish Bate / HT Photo)

A man walks along Marine Drive in Mumbai on September 6. The case fatality rate (CFR) in Maharashtra stood at 2.93 %, much above the national rate of 1.72%. (Satish Bate / HT Photo)

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A health worker speaks on the phone during a swab collection drive in Pune on September 5. Over the last week, the positivity rate has been hovering around 24-25%, which stood at 28.23% on September 7, as 16,429 tested positive from 58,190 samples. (Rahul Raut / HT Photo)

A health worker speaks on the phone during a swab collection drive in Pune on September 5. Over the last week, the positivity rate has been hovering around 24-25%, which stood at 28.23% on September 7, as 16,429 tested positive from 58,190 samples. (Rahul Raut / HT Photo)

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People play cricket at sunset on Juhu Beach in Mumbai on September 7. With 16,429 new cases recorded between September 7 and 8 morning, a relative drop from the past few days, Maharashtra’s Covid-19 stood at 923,641 total cases with 27,027 deaths. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

People play cricket at sunset on Juhu Beach in Mumbai on September 7. With 16,429 new cases recorded between September 7 and 8 morning, a relative drop from the past few days, Maharashtra’s Covid-19 stood at 923,641 total cases with 27,027 deaths. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

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