Mumbai, Aug 22 (PTI) Maharashtra on Saturday reported 14,492 new coronavirus cases, matching the highest single-day spike witnessed only two days ago, which took the case tally in the state to 6,71,942, a health official said.
With 297 COVID-19 patients succumbing, the death toll rose to 21,995, he said.
On August 20, the state had seen a record rise of 14,492 in the cases of the viral infection.
There are 1,69,516 active cases as 4,80,114 patients have been discharged after recovery in the state.
In Mumbai, 1,134 new cases and 32 deaths were reported on Saturday. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the city thus rose 1,35,362 and death toll reached 7,388.
The number of active cases in Mumbai is 18,301, the official said.
Pune city reported 1,581 new cases along with 40 deaths. The total number of cases in Pune city is 87,862 and death toll is 2,289, the official said.
So far 35,66,288 tests have been carried out in the state.
The Thane division, which includes Mumbai city, on Saturday reported 3,340 cases, taking the total to 3,06,338 while 12,157 people have died due to the pandemic in the region so far.
Nashik division has recorded 76,691 cases and 1,936 deaths.
The number of cases in Pune division is 1,73,490 while death toll in the region stands at 4,634.
Of 297 deaths reported in Maharashtra on Saturday, 251 deaths had taken place in the last 48 hours while 19 deaths had taken place in the last one week.
The remaining 27 deaths had taken place before the last week but were included in data on Saturday.
Kolhapur division has reported 29,809 cases and 885 deaths.
Aurangabad division has reported 27,551 cases and 800 deaths.
Latur division has reported 20,287 cases and 581 deaths.
Akola division has reported 14,167 cases and 410 deaths and Nagpur division 22,996 cases and 528 deaths.
As many as 613 people from other states were treated in Maharashtra, including 64 who died.
There are 12,11,608 people under home quarantine while 35,371 are in institutional quarantine.
Maharashtra's COVID-19 figures are as follows: Total cases 6,71,942, New cases 14,492, Death toll 21,995, Recoveries 4,80,114, Active cases 1,69,516, and people tested so far 35,66,288. PTI ND KRK KRK