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Coronavirus: Woman With No Foreign Tour History Tests Positive In Pune

The Woman, Who Is Currently On Ventilator Support At Bharti Hospital In Pune, Tested Positive For The Infection After Her Throat Swabs Were Sent To National Institute Of Virology To Check For Possibility Of Swine Flu (H1N1), He Said.

PTI | Updated on: 21 Mar 2020, 12:31:23 PM

The woman does not have travel history to a foreign country, but had travelled to Vashi in Navi Mumbai (Photo Credit: Image for Representational Purpose/Reuters)


A woman in her early 40s has tested positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra's Pune city, a senior official confirmed on Saturday. The woman, who is currently on ventilator support at Bharti Hospital, tested positive for the infection after her throat swabs were sent to National Institute of Virology to check for possibility of swine flu (H1N1), he said.

The woman does not have travel history to a foreign country, but had travelled to Vashi in Navi Mumbai to attend a wedding on March 3, he said.

"We are investigating the case. Although she tested positive for Covid-19, she does not have a history of travel abroad. She must have come in contact with someone who had foreign travelhistory," district collector Naval Kishore Ram said.

Details of her cab journey to Mumbai are being probed, he said. "There are separate guidelines to deal with such cases," he added.

The woman's case has been referred to higher authorities for further probe, he said.

Meanwhile, a 25-year-old man who tested positive in Pune on Friday, had recently travelled to Ireland, an official said.

The man was admitted to Naidu Hospital on Friday and his swab samples came out positive later in the evening, he said.

The total number of coronavirus positive patients in Maharashtra has risen to 63 with 11 more positive cases reported in the last 24 hours, officials said on Saturday. Of the 11 new cases, 10 are in Mumbai and one in Pune, they said.

Officials said seven patients were admitted to Kasturba hospital, one each at Saifee hospital, Nanavati hospital and HN Reliance hospitals in Mumbai. A coronavirus positive patient has been admitted to Naidu hospital in Pune, officials said. Earlier this week, a Covid-19 patient died in Mumbai.

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First Published : 21 Mar 2020, 12:31:23 PM

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