Mumbai, Oct. 23 -- For the fifth consecutive day, Maharashtra reported a daily Covid-19 caseload of under 10,000, with 7,539 new cases on Thursday. However, there are concerns about the case fatality rate (CFR), with some districts recording spikes in reported deaths. The state's overall CFR has been constant at 2.64% for the last five days.

Maharashtra's tally of positive cases touched 1,625,197 on Thursday, of which 150,011 are active. The state also reported 198 deaths, pushing the death toll to 42,831. So far, 84,02,559 tests have been carried out in Maharashtra, of which 75,066 were conducted in the last 24 hours. The state's positivity rate is 19.34%.

On Thursday, Mumbai reported 1,463 new cases of Covid-19, taking the city's tally ...