One more dead in Mumbai, Maharashtra cases are 193

Coronavirus Outbreak | 40-year-old COVID-19 patient dies in Mumbai Maharashtra toll rises to seven

Coronavirus Outbreak | 40-year-old COVID-19 patient dies in Mumbai Maharashtra toll rises to seven

Samples of five more people tested positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra on Tuesday, taking the total number of such cases in the state to 230, a health official said.

Her daughter and the doctor, who was treating the woman, have been quarantined at a centre, a health department official said. Earlier on Sunday, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai announced the state's seventh death - of a 40-year woman with a medical history of hypertension and severe respiratory complaints since past 3-4 days.

The businessman, who has offices and residences both at Pune and Thane, had been on ventilator support since his admission into Deenanath. All of them have tested negative for the virus, the officials said.

The department also said that of the total number of patients in the state, 104 are "asymptomatic" cases (they do not have symptoms of COVID-19, yet are infected by the virus).

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"The other couple had travelled to Bermuda and the husband tested positive on Sunday, pursuant to which the wife's samples were sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) and her results that came on Monday evening, also showed positive".

Against the backdrop of the zooming number of positive cases in Mumbai and the state in the past three days, a anxious Maharashtra government has written to the Army, requesting it to remain on standby for rendering "any medical emergency" assistance if required.

Meanwhile, with a fresh case being reported from Pune on Sunday, the number of cases in the district has now risen to 37. Among the positive cases under treatment till date, the condition of at least five has been described as "critical". Among the new cases, eight were from Mumbai, four from Pune, two from Nagpur and one each from Nashik and Kolhapur. Presently, 328 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised across the state. "The patient, who suffered from diabetes, was admitted to a private hospital late on Thursday and then shifted to the district civil hospital on Saturday morning". As many as 17,295 persons are home quarantined while 5,928 are in institutional quarantine, the statement said. Till now, Pimpri-Chinchwad has recorded 12 positive cases, of whom three were discharged earlier in the week.

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