Maharashtra remains the worst-hit COVID-19 state in India
Maharashtra has reported almost 60 per cent of India's total COVID-19 cases during the second wave.
On Monday, the state reported 55,496 new infections and 297 deaths, with Mumbai and Pune being the worst-hit cities.
The second wave has witnessed a rapid surge in the virus's spread, with India reporting over 1 lakh cases on Monday.
Earlier, Niti Aayog member V.K Paul said the pandemic is spreading faster than it did during the previous wave.
Of the ten districts having the most active COVID cases, seven districts are from Maharashtra, one from Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Delhi each, said Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan.
The Tuesday figures stood at 96,982 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the total caseload to 1,26,86,049.
(Edited by Shankar Kumar Turha)