The number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra soared to 47 on Thursday as two women tested positive for COVID-19 in the Mumbai metropolitan region.
According to officials, one woman had recently returned from the UK while the other had come back from Dubai.
“A 22-year-old woman from Mumbai tested positive for COVID-19. She had returned from the UK. Another woman, a resident of Ulhas Nagar, had returned from Dubai. She is 49- year-old,” an official said.
The addition of these two new cases has taken the number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra to 47, the highest in the country.
Meanwhile, per the Union Health Ministry, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stands at 169. The virus has claimed the lives of three Indians to date.
Globally, over 8,000 people have succumbed to the deadly virus and over 200,000 have been infected.
In a related development, four passengers were de-boarded from the Bandra-Delhi Garib Rath at Palghar Station on Wednesday after TTEs and passengers noticed ‘home quarantine’ stamps on their hands.
All 4 had flown from Germany and were headed for Surat. They had been stamped at the airport after checking.
They were taken to government hospital in Palghar and later handed over to district medical authorities.
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#Coronavirus | 4 passengers were deboarded from Bandra-Delhi Garib Rath at Palghar Station (WR) today after TTEs noticed ‘home quarantine’ stamps on their hands.
All 4 had flown from Germany & were headed to Surat.
They have been handed over to district medical authorities. pic.twitter.com/bNNKQyAORU
— LocalPressCo Mumbai (@LocalPressCo) March 18, 2020