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Coronavirus: Positive Cases In Maharashtra Jump To 26, Says State Health Minister Rajesh Tope

Earlier In The Day, Two Persons Who Had Recently Returned From Dubai Were Confirmed To Have Contracted The Coronavirus In Maharashtra's Yavatmal City.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 14 Mar 2020, 09:38:10 PM

Two persons who had recently returned from Dubai were confirmed to have contracted the coronavirus in Maharashtra's Yavatmal city. (Photo Credit: File/Representational)


Four new patients of coronavirus were confirmed in Mumbai today, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. With this, the number of confirmed cases in Maharashtra has jumped to 26 and those in Mumbai to eight. Of the new patients confirmed in Mumbai, one is resident of the city while others are from Kamothe, Vashi and Kalyan, all peripheral towns.

All are admitted to Kasturba Hospital here and their condition is stable, BMC deputy director, health, Daksha Shah said.

Earlier in the day, two persons who had recently returned from Dubai were confirmed to have contracted the coronavirus in Maharashtra's Yavatmal city.

Thus, so far across the state, ten coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Pune, eight in Mumbai, four in Nagpur, two in Yavatmal and one each in Thane and Ahmednagar.

A 71-year-old man who had returned from Saudi Arabia died during treatment in Buldhana district of Maharashtra. The man, suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure, was suspected to have coronavirus infection. Civil surgeon Premchand Pandit told PTI that the patient was admitted to a private hospital for high blood pressure a few days ago, and shifted to the isolation ward of the Buldhana general hospital for symptoms of coronavirus on Saturday morning.

“His sample was sent for lab testing. He passed away at 4.20 pm. The lab report is still awaited,” Dr Pandit said. 

Meanwhile, prohibitory orders have been imposed in Kishtwar and Ramban districts of Jammu and Kashmir in view of the prevailing health emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak, an official spokesperson said on Saturday.

The orders under section 144, Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) will remain in force for a month in Kishtwar and for 15 days in Ramban, he added.

The spokesperson said Kishtwar District Development Commissioner Rajinder Singh Tara has imposed a ban on the assembly of more than five persons at any public place in the entire district, including Kishtwar town and its adjoining areas, with an immediate effect for a period of one month.

"This order has been issued as a precautionary measure and is in consonance with the advisory issued by the government to the public, whereby they have been advised not to venture out in large numbers and to avoid any type of mass gatherings, crowds, congregations and functions," the spokesperson said, quoting Tara.

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First Published : 14 Mar 2020, 07:53:55 PM