Mumbai, April 8 -- Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 59,907 new Covid-19 infections, its highest single-day spike, and 322 deaths, taking the tally to 3,173,261 and toll to 56,652. The number of active cases also crossed the 500,000 mark with 501,559 active infections. The increasing number of cases in Maharashtra has started burdening its health infrastructure.

According to data from the state health department on Wednesday, 80.51% of isolation beds for Covid-19 patients across the state are occupied. It also stated that 32.77% oxygen beds and 60.94% ICU beds are also occupied across the state.

Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, in his address to citizens last week, had indicated that the availability of beds will be a huge concern if ca...