Maharashtra reports 5,218 new coronavirus infections on Thursday including 2,479 in Mumbai, the health department notified.
Today's numbers were about 60% higher than yesterday's tally. On Wednesday, the state had reported 3,260 cases. The number of active cases rose to 24,867, including 13,614 in Mumbai, followed by 5,488 cases in neighbouring Thane and 2,443 cases in Pune districts.
Meanwhile, the total caseload in the state rose to 79,50,240. On Thursday, the highest 4,166 cases were reported from the Mumbai circle that includes the entire Mumbai Metropolitan Region.