Pune: One more person tested positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra's Pimpri-Chinchwad, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 33, Maharashtra Health Department said. The 31-year-old man who tested positive has a travel history to Japan and Dubai, officials said.
India is witnessing a sharp surge in COVID-19 cases. With the latest case reported from Maharashtra, the total number of coronavirus patients in India now stands at 113. Maharashtra now accounts for the highest number of COVID-19 cases, 33 cases. Kerala accounted for the second-highest number of cases in India, at 24, followed by Uttar Pradesh at 12, and seven each in Delhi and Karnataka.
Two people, one each from Karnataka and Delhi have so far died of the infection in the country so far.
Odisha today reported its first case of COVID-19. A 33-year-old man tested positive for the infection in Bhubaneswar, said Subroto Bagchi, Chief Spokesperson on Covid-19 for Odisha Government. He is being treated at Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar. The man returned from Italy to Delhi on March 6 and then reached Bhubaneswar by train.
The virus had first emerged in China's Wuhan city in December last year.