Mumbai, Aug. 24 -- Maharashtra on Sunday recorded 10,441 new Covid-19 cases in the state, taking its tally to 682,383. The state crossed 22,000 fatalities with 258 deaths on Sunday, pushing the toll to 22,253.

Of the fatalities recorded on Sunday, 213 were from the previous 48 hours and 23 were from last week. The remaining 22 deaths were from the period before last week. The case fatality rate (CFR) in the state stood at 3.26%. With 8,157 people discharged on Sunday, the tally of the people recovered improved to 488,271. The state now has 171,542 active cases.

Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Sunday that the next 10 days were crucial for the state's battle against coronavirus. The state is anticipating a rise in cases with the inc...