New Delhi: Maharashtra on Saturday notched single-day high of 3,874 coronavirus cases — up from peak 3,827 a day earlier — even as state capital Mumbai recorded its new high of 136 deaths in a day out of total 160 fatalities in the state. The state’s death toll shot up from 142 a day earlier to 160 — down by 18 from the previous peak of 178 recorded on June 15, health officials said here. Also Read - MSBSHSE Maharashtra HSC Class 12 Results 2020 Likely to be Out Today | All You Need to Know Here

With this, the state’s death toll climbed to 5,984 and total corona cases shot up to 128,205, with a recovery rate of 50.04 per cent, the highest in the country. For most days in June, the state has recorded three-digit deaths and 3K plus in new patients daily. Also Read - BCCI Planning to Hold Camp For Contracted Players in Dubai: Report

This comes to roughly one death every 9 minutes, and a whopping 161 new cases notched every hour in the state, with a mortality (death) rate of 4.67 per cent, causing big worries. Also Read - CA Releases Big Bash Fixtures: WBBL to Kick Off on October 17, BBL From December 3

The Health Department said a positive sign was that 58,054 ‘active cases’ were lower than patients cured. As many as 1,380 patients were cured and sent back home on Saturday, taking the total such cases to 64,153 — higher than the 58,054 ‘active cases’. The city’s death toll is now up from Friday’s 3,425 to 3,561, while the positive cases have gone up by 1,190 to 65,329 now.

Ten more deaths were reported in Nashik, 6 in Aurangabad, 5 in Pune, and one each in Beed, Jalna and Solapur. There was a surprise from Dharavi – Asia’s biggest slum – which recorded only 7 new cases, taking the total cases to 2,158. The fatalities total 79.

The MMR (Thane division) remains an issue of concern with 4,413 Covid-19 deaths, and positive cases totalling 94,165.