Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally on Sunday surpassed China with 85,975 cases and 3,007 new cases while the fatality count mounted by 91, including 61 deaths in Mumbai, to 3,060, state Health department said.
In comparison, China had 84,191 confirmed cases as of Sunday, per Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE).
On May 15 India had surpassed China in total number of COVID cases. Within Maharashtra, Mumbai alone accounted for nearly 57 per cent or 48,774 of the total cases confirmed in the state followed by Thane at a distant second with 13,014 cases.
The state now has 43,591 active cases, it said, adding that a total of 5,51,647 samples have been tested so far.
The recovery rate for Maharashtra, which has the highest case load in the country, now slightly increased from 45.06 per cent to 45.72 per cent on Sunday. The fatality rate stood at 3.55 per cent, an official statement said.