Maharashtra on Tuesday recorded 76 Covid-19 deaths - the highest single-day surge - and 2,127 new cases, officials said here.
This amounts to a staggering three deaths every hour and around 89 new cases every hour. The state has been notching above 2K new patients consecutively since the past three days.
With 76 fatalities - up by 13 from the previous high of 63 notched on May 17 -- the state death toll now stands at 1,325 and the total number of coronavirus patients increased from 35,058 on Monday to 37,136.
The health department said the state now has 26,164 active cases.
Of the total 76 deaths, 43 were recorded in Mumbai alone - the highest till date on a single-day - taking the city's toll to 800 now, and the number of Covid-19 positive patients here shot up by 1,411 cases, again a new record - to touch 22,746 today.