Coronavirus in Maharashtra: Positive cases inch closer to 800, death toll touches 45

Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra inch closer to 800, death toll touches 45
Maharashtra has put over 46,000 people under home quarantine and around 3,100 people under institutional quarantine in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19 (Representational Image, Courtesy: glbnews.com)

The number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra rose to 781 on Monday after 33 people more people tested positive for COVID-19.

Of the 33 new cases, 19 new cases were reported from Pune city, 11 from Mumbai and one each from Satara, Ahmednagar, and Vasai, an official from the Maharashtra State Health Department said.

“The state health department on Monday received reports of 33 people testing positive for coronavirus. With this, the state tally increased to 781, he said.

With an increase of 490 cases in the last 12 hours, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in India climbed to 4067, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said earlier today.

Maharashtra continues to remain the worst-hit Indian state, followed by Tamil Nadu (571 cases), Delhi (503 cases), Telangana (321 cases) and Kerala (314 cases).

To date, there are 3,666 active cases in the country while 292 people have been cured /discharged /migrated.

Meanwhile, as many as 109 deaths have been reported across the country due to the deadly disease, of which 45 have been reported from Maharashtra.

In a bid to curb the spread, Maharashtra has put 46,586 people under home quarantine and 3,122 under institutional quarantine.

The Uddhav Thackeray-led government has also started focusing on major urban hubs like Mumbai, Pune, and Nagpur – which have emerged as the hub of the infection in the state – in order to mitigate the spread.

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