The coronavirus tally in Maharshtra crossed the 3 lakh-mark on Saturday with the addition of 8,348 new cases while the death toll mounted by 144, including 86 fatalities in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, to 11,596, said the state Health Department in a statement.
The total number of cases in the state now stands at 3,00,937 while the tally of active cases has reached 1,26,926.
A total of 5,306 patients were discharged in the day, taking the total count to 1,65,663, said the statement, adding the number of people tested so far stands at 15,22,564. Maharashtra's recovery rate now stands at 55.05% while the mortality rate is 3.85%.
Meanwhile, Mumbai crossed the one lakh-mark with the addition of 1,186 new cases in the day. The number of cases in the city now stands at 1,00,350 while the death toll rose by 65.
Pune city overtook Mumbai by reporting 1,589 new cases in the day while neighbouring Pimpri Chinchwad township saw 642 new cases.
In the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), the number of cases in Kalyan-Dombivali belt mounted by 518 to 17,640 while the number of cases in Thane has reached 16,894. The MMR region now has 1,96,046 cases. With 86 fatalities being reported, the death toll has reached 8,071.
In other parts of the state, the tally of cases rose by 228 in Nashik and 214 in Aurangabad.
Outside municipal corporation limits, Kolhapur district has 227 cases, Solapur 151, Pune 307, and Jalgaon 182.
A total of 7,40,884 people are currently under home quarantine while 45,552 are admitted in institutional quarantine across the state, the department said.
(With inputs from PTI)