Maharashtra recorded 2,940 new coronavirus patients on Friday, the highest one-day spike so far, taking the overall tally in the state to 44,582, said health officials. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said 1,751 new cases were found in the state capital Mumbai.
With 63 COVID-19 patients dying, 27 of them in Mumbai, the death toll due to the pandemic in the state reached 1,517.
On the other hand, 857 patients recovered and were sent home, taking the total number of persons discharged from hospitals to 12,583, said officials.
Of the 63 deaths, 27 were reported from Mumbai, nine from Pune, eight from Jalgaon, five from Solapur, three from Vasai-Virar, three from Aurangabad, two from Satara and one each from Malegaon, Thane, Kalyan-Dombivali, Ulhasnagar, Panvel and Nagpur.
In the overall figures so far, Mumbai alone accounts for 27,251 cases and 909 deaths. Its death toll and the number of new cases on Friday was the city's highest till date -- earlier the highest one-day surge was recorded on May 17 when 1,571 new patients were found in the city.
The worst-hit Mumbai Metropolitan Region, which comprises Mumbai and its surrounding satellite towns, has reported
34,107 positive cases and 1,027 deaths so far.
There are 1,949 containment zones in the state. 4,69,276 people are in home quarantine and 28,430 in institutional quarantine.
(With inputs from PTI)