Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra has breached 20 lakh-mark on Thursday with the state reporting 2,886 new infections in the last 24 hours, increasing the total count to 20,00,878. The state had recorded the first 10 lakh cases in just 91 days, while it took 231 days to record the second 10 lakh cases.
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 death toll increased to 50,634 in the state with 52 more patients succumbing to the disease on Thursday. However, the recovery rate has now touched 95.13 per cent with 3,980 patients recovered in the last 24 hours pushing the number of recoveries to 19,03,408 so far.
Mumbai also recorded more than 500 cases for the second consecutive day on Thursday with the city reporting 527 new cases and 10 coronavirus deaths pushing its tally of positive cases to 3,04,649 and death toll to 11,276 so far.