Coronavirus Update: Maharashtra cases rise to 49

PTI
Thursday, 19 March 2020

With one more person testing positive on Thursday, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Maharashtra rose to 49, which included a patient who died in Mumbai earlier this week. 

Mumbai: With one more person testing positive on Thursday, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Maharashtra rose to 49, which included a patient who died in Mumbai earlier this week. 

A statement from the health department in the evening said that a person from Ahmednagar district who had returned from Dubai was the latest to test positive. 

However, his wife tested negative for the virus, it added.
 
Earlier in the day, two women tested positive for coronavirus in the Mumbai metropolitan region.
 
"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. 

As per the health department's statement, Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation area near Pune has 11 confirmed patients while Mumbai has nine. One patient died in the state capital two days ago. 

Pune has reported eight patients while four have tested positive in Nagpur. 

Navi Mumbai, Kalyan and Yavatmal have three patients each while one case each has been confirmed from Raigad, Ulhasnagar, Thane, Aurangabad and Ratnagiri while Ahmednagar has reported two cases.
 
Seventy-eight people are currently admitted in hospital quarantines across Maharashtra. 

Lab reports of 971 people have tested negative.  

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