COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra shoot up to 159 as six more test positive
With six more persons testing positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra, the total number of cases in the state has gone up to 159, officials said on Saturday.
With six more persons testing positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra, the total number of cases in the state has gone up to 159, officials said on Saturday (March 28).
Of these six new COVID-19 patients, five are from Mumbai and one from Nagpur, health department officials said.
On Friday (March 27), 28 persons were found infected with coronavirus in different parts of the state, they said.
Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 cases shot up to 834 in India on Saturday with the death toll rising to 19, according to the Union health ministry.
According to the data, the number of active COVID-19 cases in the country stood at 748, while 66 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated.
So far, deaths have been reported from Maharashtra (4), Gujarat (3), Karnataka (2) and one each from Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Punjab, Delhi, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh.
(With inputs from agencies)