Coronavirus positive cases in Maharashtra are increasing much faster than before. Today 47 new COVID-19 cases were reported from Maharashtra, news agencies reported. Out of 47, 28 persons tested positive for Covid-19 in Mumbai, 15 in Thane district, 2 in Pune and 1 each in Amravati and Pimpri Chinchwad. With today’s 47 cases reported, the total number of cases in the state has escalated to 537.
“47 fresh Coronovirus positive cases reported in Maharashtra today- 28 in Mumbai, 15 in Thane district, 1 in Amravati, 2 in Pune and 1 in Pimpri Chinchwad; The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 537: Maharashtra Health Department,” ANI tweeted.
Mumbai had the highest number of Covid-19 cases at 179 confirmed infections. The deadly coronavirus has killed 19 people in the state till now. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Maharashtra was the worst-hit state by the COVID-19 infection.
As the number of cases surge in the state, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that the state government may not lift the current lockdown on April 14, when the countrywide restrictions end, if the people of the state do not observe discipline, PTI reported.
Tope also urged people to observe strict discipline so that the number of cases goes down, which will then pave the way for lifting of the lockdown.
Meanwhile the total number of coronavirus positive cases in India rose to 2,902, according to the ministry of health and family welfare. The total number of deaths reported due to the disease rose to 68.
The Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi has emerged as a hotspot for COVID-19 after several positive cases from across India.