Mumbai: Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 57,640 new coronavirus infections, which took the state’s case tally to 48,80,542, while 920 fatalities, the highest in a day so far, pushed the death toll to 72,662, the health department said.
There are 6,41,596 active cases in Maharashtra as of now. As many as 57,006 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals in a day, which took the count of recoveries to 41,64,098. Maharashtra’s capital Mumbai has reported 3,882 new Covid-19 cases and 77 deaths in a span of 24 hours.
The Covid-19 caseload in the metropolis rose to 6,65,299 today. The city now has 51,472 active cases. The state has been under a strict lockdown-like scenario from 14 April to curtail the surge in Covid-19 cases. The lockdown, which was to end on 1 May, has been extended till 15 May.