Maharashtra has recorded above 40,000 new COVID-19 cases. This is the highest single-day surge in the state since the pandemic outbreak last year. The previous highest single-day surge was 36,902 cases, which was recorded on Friday. Besides, 108 COVID-19 deaths were recorded in the day, taking the death toll to 54,181.
The case fatality rate in the state is 2 percent. The recovery rate in the state stands at 85.95 percent. The total number of active cases in Maharashtra is 3,25,901.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has asked senior officials of the State Health Department and the COVID task force to prepare for a lockdown as people continue to violate COVID-19 protocols. He appeal to the citizens of Maharashtra to cooperate to control on covid present situation.