Maharashtra reported the fastest growth is coronavirus infection in August, registering over 3.70 lakh cases. According to data of the Maharashtra health department, the state reported 3,76,587 COVID-19 cases last month, 2,41,820 cases in July and 1,04,748 cases in June.
On August 1, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state was 4,31,719, which jumped to 8,08,306 on September 1. This is probably the fastest growth of cases in the state since January. One of the reasons for the growth in the number of positive cases is the increased number of tests. Last month, the state carried out 20,16,809 tests.
The number of tests conducted till August 1 was 21,94,943, which rose to 42,11,752 on September 1. The state has started aggressive testing which is helping in detection of the infected people. Between August 1 and 5, the number of COVID-19 cases rose by 36,546, and between September 1 and 5, the number went up by 75,556. Besides, the state reported 15,316 deaths due to the disease till August 1 and the number went up to 24,903 on September 1, as per the data.