29 new COVID-19 cases in Mumbai; Maharashtra tally climbs to 690

Earlier in the day, 26 coronavirus cases were reported from parts of the state, including 17 from Pune

According to the data shared by the police, 72 cases were registered under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code till 5 pm.

Maharashtra continues to remain the worst-affected state, as 29 people were tested positive for COVID-19 in Mumbai on Sunday (April 5), taking the total number of such cases in state to 690, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope said.

With this, 406 COVID-19 cases have been reported from Mumbai alone, he said.

“Twenty nine new coronavirus cases have been found in Mumbai; the state tally is now 690,” Tope said, adding that 56 people have been discharged so far after recovery.

Earlier in the day, 26 coronavirus cases were reported from parts of the state, including 17 from Pune, four from its neighbouring Pimpri Chinchwad township, three from Ahmednagar
and two from Aurangabad.

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Till Saturday, 635 cases and 32 deaths were reported from the state.

Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secy, Health Ministry stated that total 3374 confirmed COVID19 cases reported in India till now. He further added that an additional 472 news cases reported since Saturday. The total death toll stands at 79; 11 additional deaths reported since yesterday. On the other hand, 267 persons have recovered.

(With inputs from PTI)

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