Mumbai: The Maharashtra government termed the situation as "alarming" and warned of "harsh decisions" a day after reporting 4,092 Covid-19 cases, highest single-day tally in more than a month, the state saw the daily count fall on Monday, but it remained above 3,000 for the sixth straight day as the state witnessed a recent spike.

Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar expressed displeasure over people not following Covid-19-related guidelines and describing the "alarming" recent rise in fresh cases in some districts of Maharashtra.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has convened a meeting in Mumbai on Tuesday to take stock of the situation, he said.

In view of the recent spurt in cases, Pawar on Monday warned of taking some "harsh decisions" and asked people to be prepared.

Speaking to reporters in Aurangabad, Pawar said, "Harsh decisions can be taken and people should remain prepared. If certain decisions are not taken in time then we will have to pay a heavy cost later."

"I have come across (reports that) people are not following the Covid-19 guidelines which are aimed at checking the spread of the infection. If the situation worsens, we may need to pay a heavy cost for this carelessness.

"The number (of new cases in the state) is alarming. We have seen that lockdown was imposed in many parts of the world again in view of the second wave of the pandemic," the Deputy Chief Minister said.

Speaking separately, Health Minister Rajesh Tope said the "3T formula" of tracing, testing and treatment will have to be implemented strictly to curb the Covid-19 spread.

On Monday, Maharashtra reported 3,365 new cases, where 4,092 infections, the highest single-day rise since the first week of January, were reported on Sunday.

Also, 23 more patients succumbed to the infection, while over 3,100 people recovered from the infection.

The new cases took the Covid-19 tally in the state to 20,67,643, an official statement said in Mumbai.

Notably, a central team which visited parts of Maharashtra earlier this month, had in a meeting with the Chief Minister on February 8 noted that rural areas of Vidarbha -- particularly in Amravati, Akola, Yavatmal and Bhandara districts -- reported higher positivity rate.

With 37,418 new tests on Monday, the number of samples tested so far in the state increased to 1,53,59,026, the government said.

Maharashtra's Covid-19 tally is as follows: Positive cases: 20,67,643; new cases 3,365; deaths: 51,522; discharged 19,78,708; active cases: 36,201; people tested so far: 1,53,59,026.