Maharashtra, the state’s tally has climbed to 1,018.
Maharashtra has become the first state to cross the 1000 numbers.
The maximum number of 100 new patients were reported in Mumbai, taking the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) cases to 590.
The city also witnessed five new deaths, taking the toll to 40.
“One patient expired on March 30 March is now being clinically confirmed. Four patients had comorbidities and one had other age-related risk factors,” said the Health Department.
“The rise in the cases is seen because 55 patients are diagnosed amongst the contacts in high-risk containment area as a result of screening clinics and vigorous contact tracing efforts by the health teams,” it said. Whereas, 59 patients were discharged after recovery.
Other new cases in the state were reported from Pune (18), three each from Ahmednagar, Nagpur and Aurangabad, two each from Thane and Buldana, and one each from Satara, Ratnagiri and Sangli, said the official.
Meanwhile, the death toll in the country due to COVID-19 increased to 124, while a number of cases climbs to 4,789.