Maharashtra on Wednesday reported a record 920 new deaths from COVID-19 and more than 57,000 new cases even as authorities said some of the worst affected districts in the state showed a declining trend in infections.
Capital Mumbai reported 3,882 new cases and 77 deaths while Pune logged 9,084 cases and 93 deaths.
The state currently has 6.41 lakh active cases.
According to officials, of the 920 deaths reported on Wednesday, 414 took place in the last 48 hours and 219 in the last week. The other 287 deaths are from the period before last week.
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Tuesday evening had said that 15 districts in the state – the worst-affected state with around 6.6 lakh active cases – are showing a decline in coronavirus caseloads.
The districts reporting a drop in cases are Mumbai, Aurangabad, Thane, Nashik, Raigad, Nagpur, Latur, Amravati, Nanded, Dhule, Bhandara, Nandurbar, Osmanabad, Chandrapur and Gondia.