During the week, Maharashtra logged 36,606 fresh cases, an 81% rise over the previous seven days. The tally was also the highest reported by the state in 12 weeks since Nov 23-29. The surge in Maharashtra pushed Kerala to the second spot in weekly cases for the first time in 12 weeks. Kerala recorded 30,871 fresh cases, a 14% fall from the previous week and lowest tally recorded by the state since mid-September. Besides Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh too have recorded a spike in pandemic numbers in the past week.