Mumbai, Aug. 20 -- Maharashtra on Wednesday recorded its highest single-day jump in Covid-19 infections with 13,165 new cases, taking its tally to 628,642, even as officials expect the daily caseload record to be broken multiple times owing to increased testing, at least till mid-September. The state also breached the 21,000 mark in fatalities with 346 deaths reported, taking the toll to 21,033. Active cases in the state have climbed to 160,413.

The previous highest single-day spike recorded in the state was on August 8 with 12,822 cases. Of the deaths reported on Wednesday, 249 were from the previous 48 hours and 59 were from last week. The remaining 38 deaths were from the period before last week. The recovery rate of the state improved ...