Coronavirus update: 3 more test positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra, number rises to 5

Ghughuti Bulletin

Three more people tested positive for the coronavirus in Maharashtra on Tuesday, and all three had come in contact with a man and a woman who had tested positive a day earlier, the state government said.

It took the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Maharashtra to five, said a press release issued by the state health department.

Samples of a man and a woman from Pune who had been to Dubai recently tested positive on Monday evening.

The condition of all of them was stable and they were undergoing treatment in the isolation ward of civic-run Naidu Hospital, Ram added

A day after two patients related to each other tested positive for novel coronavirus in Pune, district authorities said their family members have been admitted in Naidu Hospital here and their samples sent for testing to the National Institute of Virology.

Divisional commissioner Deepak Mhaisekar said the two Covid-19 patients were part of a group of 40 people which landed at Mumbai airport on March 1 from Dubai and had taken an Ola cab to Pune.

“When the two reached Mumbai, they did not show any symptoms and Dubai is not on the list of coronavirus affected regions,” he said.

“The Ola cab driver and three family members of the two patients have been admitted in Naidu hospital and their samples sent to NIV for testing. The list of 40 people who were with the two patients has been received and respective district authorities have been told to carry out their medical examination,” he said.

Mhaisekar said a team comprising officials of Pune Municipal Corporation, Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation and district police has been formed to trace people who may have come in contact with these two Covid-19 patients after they arrived here.

He said isolation facilities, comprising 200 beds, have been created in 21 places, and private practitioners have been directed to report patients with history of foreign travel.

A senior official on Monday had said the duo started showing symptoms only on March 8 after which they approached doctors, following which their samples were sent for testing.

Meanwhile,Sanjeeva Kumar, Special Secretary (Health), Union Health Ministry has said that the total number of positive cases of coronavirus are now 50. Of these 34 are Indian nationals and 16 are citizens of Italy. There has been no death in the country due to coronavirus so far.

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