Maharashtra on Thursday reported 61,695 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the tally to 36,39,855, while 349 new fatalities pushed the toll to 59,153, the state health department said. The COVID-19 case tally is the second-highest single-day count so far after 63,294 infections were reported in the state on April 11.
Mumbai recorded 8,209 new cases and 50 fatalities, taking the tally to 5,53,404 and the toll to 12,197. With 2,34,452 new tests, the number of samples examined so far in Maharashtra rose to 2,30,36,652, the department added.
India saw it’s overall case rate climb to 2,00,739 COVID-19 cases in one day, with 1,038 deaths.