Mumbai: Remaining the worst COVID-hit state in the country, Maharashtra on Sunday registered  a spike of 7,827 COVID cases, taking the total infection tally in the state to 2,54,427. With 173 more patients succumbing to the infection, the number of fatalities further rose to 10,289, the health department said in a statement. Also Read - COVID-19: India Records Over 60,000 Cases For Fourth Straight Day; Total Tally Crosses 2.2 Million, Deaths Near 45K

A total of 3,340 people were discharged in the day, taking the number of the recovered cases to 1,40,325, it said. 13,17,895 people have been tested so far. Also Read - India Men's Hockey Forward Mandeep Singh Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The number of active cases in the state now stands at 1,03,813. Also Read - India's COVID-19 Recoveries Cross 15-Lakh Mark; 10 States Contribute More Than 80% of New Cases, Says Health Ministry

Meanwhile, with a record single-day spike of 28,637 new coronavirus cases and 551 deaths in the last 24 hours, India’s total cases neared 8.5 lakh with the death toll up to 22,674, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data said today in a morning update.

According to the data, of the total 8,49,553 cases, as many as 5,34,620 patients have recovered. A total of 2,92,258 cases remain active in the country. During the last 24 hours, 2,80,151 more tests were conducted across the country.