Maharashtra recorded 2,682 new coronavirus cases on Friday, along with 116 deaths - the highest single-day rise in fatalities since the beginning of the pandemic. The total number of cases stood at 62,228 and deaths at 2,098.
The state - home to India's financial and entertainment capital Mumbai - has been the worst hit in the country and accounts for over a third of India's total coronavirus cases. Mumbai alone accounts for over 36,932 cases and 1,173 deaths. The city reported 1,447 cases and 38 deaths in the last 24 hours.
However, the state reported an improvement in the doubling rate of infections. Maharashtra is now doublings its cases every 15.7 days, compared to 11 days last week, health officials said.
With 8,381 coronavirus patients being discharged, also the highest in a single day, the number of recovered patients in the state jumped to 26,998, the health department said in a statement. 715 patients were discharged in Mumbai alone.
Out of 116 deaths in the state on Friday, 38 were reported from Mumbai and 58 from Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) which covers Mumbai and surrounding areas.
The total number of active cases in the state stood at 33,133 and so far 4,33,557 samples have been tested, the statement added.
Mumbai has recorded 36,932 coronavirus cases and 1,173 deaths so far while 16,008 patients have recovered in the state capital.
Pune city has reported 6,321 cases and 296 deaths. Solapur city had reported 727 cases and 60 deaths, Aurangabad city 1,380 cases and 64 deaths, Malegaon city 732 cases and 52 deaths.
The recovery rate in Maharashtra is 43.38 per cent and mortality rate 3.37 percent.
(With inputs from PTI)