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Maharashtra Leads Record Rise Across States, Reports 68,631 New Cases | India News

MUMBAI: Maharashtra reported 68,631 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, the highest in a day since the pandemic outbreak in March last year.
The state also reported an increase in deaths, with 503 deaths, bringing the death toll in Maharashtra to 60,473. It was the first time in months that deaths crossed the 500 mark.
According to the state health bulletin, as many as 45,654 people recovered from the state of the disease in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of recoveries in Maharashtra amounts to 31,06,828 so far. However, active Covid-19 cases amount to 6,70,388.
Meanwhile, in Mumbai, cases remained below 9,000 for the fourth day in a row with 8,479 detections on Saturday.

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