Coronavirus outbreak: Maharashtra count rises to 43 as two women test positive

PTI
Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Mumbai: Two women, one each from Pune and Mumbai, tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday, taking the number of such cases in the state to 43, officials said. 

Mumbai: Two women, one each from Pune and Mumbai, tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday, taking the number of such cases in the state to 43, officials said. 

A 28-year-old woman, who had returned to Pune from the Netherlands via Dubai, tested positive for coronavirus and has been admitted to a local hospital, a government release said.
 
In Mumbai, a 68-year-old woman, who is a close contact of an infected US-returned person, tested positive, an official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.
 
With the addition of these two cases on Wednesday, the number of infected persons in the state went up to 43. 

Since January 18, as many as 1,227 people have returned to the state from abroad, of whom 958 were isolated for showing symptoms similar to Covid-19, the statement read.
 
"The health department has completed the mandatory 14 -day follow-up with 442 passengers and the process is underway," the state said.
 
With 10 cases, Pimpri-Chinchwad has recorded highest number of positive cases.
 
Mumbai and Pune have reported eight positive cases each, while Nagpur has recorded four so far. Navi Mumbai, Yavatmal and Kalyan have recorded three positive cases each, while Raigad, Thane, Aurangabad and Ahmednagar have reported one positive case each so far. 

A 64-year-old man, who had tested positive for the infection, died in Mumbai on Tuesday. 

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