Mumbai, Aug. 17 -- Maharashtra on Sunday crossed the grim mark of 20,000 fatalities due to coronavirus disease (Covid-19) as it added 288 deaths, taking the toll to 20,037. The state also recorded 11,111 new Covid-19 infections, taking the tally of total confirmed cases to 595,865.

Of the 288 deaths reported on Sunday, 233 were from the previous 48 hours and 31 were from last week. The remaining 24 deaths were from the period before last week.

With the new infections, the total active cases in the state stood at 158,395. On Sunday, 8,837 people were discharged, taking the tally of recovered to 417,123; the recovery rate improved to 70%.

The case fatality rate (CFR) in Maharashtra stood at 3.36%, however, the absolute number of deaths rep...