1 min read.Updated: 06 Apr 2020, 04:34 PM IST Written By Sangeeta Ojha
The number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra rose to 781 with 33 people more people testing positive today
Coronavirus update: The state has so far reported 45 deaths due to the viral disease
Maharashtra coronavirus update: Coronavirus positive cases in Maharashtra are increasing at an alarming speed. Today 33 new COVID-19 cases were reported from the state, news agencies reported. Among the new cases, 19 were reported from Pune city, 11 from Mumbai and one each from Satara, Ahmednagar and Vasai (in Palghar district), said the official. With today's 33 new cases, the total number of cases in the state has escalated to 787, as per state health department. Mumbai has the highest number of Covid-19 cases at 190 confirmed infections.
33 new #Coronavirus positive cases reported in Maharashtra today - 19 in Pimpri-Chinchwad, 11 in Mumbai, 1 each in Ahmednagar, Satara and Vasai. Total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 781: Maharashtra State Health Department
Earlier, according to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Maharashtra witnessed a record surge in Covid-19 cases. 200 new coronavirus cases were reported in the state in last 24 hours. Among the total people infected so far, 42 have recovered and 45 have died.
Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus cases in India today reached 4,067, according to the latest data from the Health Ministry. 109 people have died so far while 291 people have recovered till date as per the latest figures from the Union Health Ministry.
Within the country, Maharashtra is the worst hit followed by Tamil Nadu (571 cases), Delhi (503 cases), Telangana (321 cases), Kerala (314 cases), Uttar Pradesh (227 cases), Andhra Pradesh (226 cases).
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari pledged 30 per cent of his annual salary to PM-CARES Fund for combating, containment and relief efforts against coronavirus.
India is under a 21-day nationwide shutdown to mitigate the spread of deadly novel coronavirus. On Saturday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had said that lifting of lockdown in the state after 14 April will depend upon the compliance by people to the government directives.
Thackeray had said the only solution to tackle the coronavirus crisis lies in staying indoors and maintaining social distance.