Maharashtra reported 920 COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday—the highest single-day toll since the pandemic began. The state registered 57,640 new cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the total active cases to 6.41 lakh.
A total of 72 thousands people have succumbed to the virus in the state so far while the total cases rose to 48.8 lakh.
On Wednesday, Mumbai reported 3,882 new cases and 77 deaths while Pune logged 9,084 cases and 93 deaths. In Nagpur, as many as 4,399 persons tested positive for coronavirus, while 82 died of the infection.
As many as 38,52,501 people are in home quarantine while 32,174 people are in institutional quarantine, said the health department.
The state's fatality rate is 1.49 per cent and recovery rate 85.32 per cent.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray urged people not be complacent even as some of the worst-hit districts have shown a declining trend in new infections.
“The Centre's scientific panel has warned about a third coronavirus wave. We have been preparing for this since last month,” he said.
Thackeray said the state will have to increase oxygen generation capacity to 3,000 MT and has started working on it. “We generate 1,200 MT oxygen every day but our consumption is 1,700 MT,” he said.