With 68,631 new COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra on Sunday (April 18) recorded its highest single-day surge since the pandemic outbreak. The previous single-day highest was 67,123, which was recorded on April 17.
Besides, 503 COVID-19 deaths were recorded in the day, taking the death toll to 60,473. This is the highest single-day rise in fatalities ever. The previous highest was 424, which was reported on October 2.
45,335 patients were discharged in the day, taking the tally to 30,04,391. The recovery rate in the state stands at 81.12%.
Currently, 36,75,518 people are in home quarantine and 26,529 people are in institutional quarantine.
The total number of active cases in Maharashtra is 6,70,388.
The Mumbai circle --which consists of MCGM, Thane, TMC, Navi Mumbai, KDMC, Ulhasnagar MC, Bhivandi Nijampur MC, Mira Bhayandar MC, Palghar, Vasai Virar MC, Raigad, Panvel MC--recorded 17,632 new cases on Sunday.
The Nashik circle--which consists of Nashik, Nashik MC, Malegaon MC, Ahmednagar, Ahmednagar MC, Dhule, Dhule MC, Jalgaon, Jalgaon MC, Nandurbar--reported 9,599 fresh COVID-19 cases.
The Pune circle--which includes Pune, PMC, PCMC, Solapur, Solapur MC, Satara--recorded 15,587 new cases.
The Kolhapur circle reported 2264 new cases, Aurangabad circle 3418, Latur circle 4921, Akola circle 2727, and Nagpur circle recorded 12483 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday.