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Coronavirus update: 1 more tests positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra, tally rises to 32

With this, the number of coronavirus positive cases has gone up to 32 in the state. (Photo: Reuters)Premium
With this, the number of coronavirus positive cases has gone up to 32 in the state. (Photo: Reuters)

  • A 59-year-old woman tested positive for coronavirus in Aurangabad city of Maharashtra today, a state health official said
  • The woman had travelled to Russia and Kazakhstan. She has been quarantined at Dhoot Hospital in Aurangabad

MUMBAI : A 59-year-old woman tested positive for coronavirus in Aurangabad city of Maharashtra on Sunday, a state health official said.

With this, the number of coronavirus positive cases has gone up to 32 in the state.

"The woman has tested positive for coronavirus infection. She had travelled to Russia and Kazakhstan. She has been quarantined at Dhoot Hospital in Aurangabad," the official said.

Earlier, five new cases were detected in Pimpri-Chinchwad in Pune district, late on Saturday night, IANS reorted.

Maharashtra on Saturday confirmed nine new cases of coronavirus infection, or COVID-19, taking the total number of cases in the state to 32.

With the new cases, the total number of COVID-19 patients in Maharashtra surpasses those in Kerala, which has 22 cases.

So far, the Union health ministry had accounted for only 14 cases of the contagious disease in the state, which kept the country’s cases at 84. However, with the latest cases in Maharashtra, the cases now rise to 96.

With cases rising in the state, the Maharashtra government has decided to quarantine people who fly in from China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, France, Spain and Germany will be quarantined for 14 days from midnight tonight.

The sate government has also decided to shut down schools and colleges in the state till 31 March. Earlier, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Odisha and Jammu and Kashmir governments decided to shutdown schools, colleges and malls to contain the virus.

The IIT-Bombay has also suspended all classroom and laboratory instructions till March 29 besides imposing other stringent rules for its students, hostellers, faculty, staff, visitors, etc.


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