As per the Union Health Ministry's latest update, India's tally of the novel coronavirus positive cases has reached 31,332 with 1,007 deaths.
Maharashtra remains the State with the most cases as 728 more were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 9,318 with 400 deaths reported. The State is nearing the 10,000-mark as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the State are increasing. Maharashtra is by far the worst-hit State as it books for 30 per cent of all COVID-19 cases in India and 40 per cent of all deaths.
The outbreak worst hits major cities such as Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nashik. Mumbai has the highest number of cases in the State among the districts with over 6,169 confirmed cases. Pune has over 1,300 cases followed by Thane crossing the tally of 700.
Pune, which has stated a fast spread of coronavirus infection, has been considered as a containment zone till May 3.
REST OF MAHARASHTRA
The Kolhapur area that covers Western Maharashtra and Konkan have till now stated over 48 coronavirus cases with two deaths, followed by the city of Nashik where there have been over 313 positive cases, and 27 have lost their lives.
Aurangabad in central Maharashtra has seen a surge in coronavirus cases with over 108 cases of COVID-19 along with six deaths reported so far. In contrast, Latur has also reported 19 cases and one death so far.
Talking about Akola, the district has 155 COVID-19 cases with nine deaths while Nagpur is now witnessing the continuous rise in positive cases with number crossing the mark of 140 with one death reported.
STAFF AT MANTRALAYA TEST POSITIVE
On Monday, four staff of housekeeping at Mantralaya tested positive for coronavirus. This has led the government of the State to disinfect Mantralaya and the new administrative building. Mantralaya is now working with very low attendance because of the COVID-19 imposed lockdown.
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