Maharashtra records 44th coronavirus case

A 21-year-old man tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday in Maharashtra’s Pimpri-Chinchwad district according to local authorities.

The patient had travelled to the Philippines, Singapore and Sri Lanka and was later diagnosed with Covid-19.

With the addition of the case on Wednesday, the number of infected persons in Maharashtra went up to 44.

Earlier on Wednesday, two women, one each from Pune and Mumbai, tested positive for Covid-19.

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.

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 11 cases, Pimpri-Chinchwad has recorded the 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.

In all India has reported 156 cases and 3 deaths.