Coronavirus cases surge in Maharashtra

PTI Mumbai | Updated on April 05, 2020

The State reported 26 new coronavirus patients, taking the total tally to 661

The State of Maharashtra reported as many as 26 new coronavirus patients on Sunday, taking the total such cases in the state to 661, a health official said.

Out of the 26 cases, 17 were reported from Pune, four from its neighbouring Pimpri Chinchwad township, three from Ahmednagar and two from Aurangabad, he said.

Asked about any new cases from Mumbai, the official said, The figures are being verified, hence Mumbai figures will be released later.”

So far, 32 people in the state have died of coronavirus while 52 people have been discharged after recovery.

Two dead in Pune

Meanwhile, samples of a 60-year-old woman who was 'brought dead' to a state-run hospital in Pune was tested positive for coronavirus, an official said on Sunday. The woman, who had some co-morbid conditions, was recently discharged from Naidu hospital in Pune city after she tested negative for coronavirus there.

“On Saturday early morning, the woman was brought to the Sassoon Hospital where she was declared brought dead.

After realising that she had gone to Naidu Hospital where she tested negative for coronavirus, we took fresh samples and sent them for tests which came out positive,” Sassoon Hospital’s Dean Dr Ajay Chandanwale said.

Besides, a man who was admitted to the Sassoon Hospital also died on Saturday. “His samples were sent for testing. The results came out positive late Saturday evening. He was suffering from diabetes and hypertension,” Dr Chandanwale said.

Published on April 05, 2020

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