New Delhi: Continuing to lead as the state with the most COVID infections, Maharashtra on Saturday crossed the two lakh-mark with 7,074 Coronavirus being reported in the last 24 hours. A total of 295 fatalities were recorded today, pushing the death toll to 8,671. Also Read - Odisha Lockdown: COVID-19 Patients Can Now be Admitted to Private Hospitals For Treatment
The total cases in Maharashtra now stands at 2,00,064. Number of active cases is 83,295, State Health Department said. Also Read - IPL 2020: From Cheerleaders to WAGS, Things You Will Not See During T20 Tournament in UAE Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Further, 1,180 COVID19 cases, 1,071 recoveries and 68 deaths were reported in Mumbai today. Total number of cases in the city now stands at 82,814, including 53,463 recovered/discharged, 24,524 active cases and 4,827 deaths. Also Read - West Bengal: Civic Body Chairman Dies of COVID; Govt Blames Delay in Reaching Hospitals For 70% Deaths in State
Meanwhile, India today recorded the highest single-day spike of 22,771 cases, pushing the total tally to 6,48,315, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. The country recorded a spike of 20,903 cases yesterday.
The death count rose to 18,655, with 442 people succumbing to the deadly virus in 24 hours. A total of 3,94,226 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals. The recovery rate is 60.73 per cent among the COVID-19 patients.