In the second case of coronavirus in less than 24-hours in Mumbai, a 52-year-old Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) sanitation worker posted in Worli area tested positive for coronavirus, an official said on Thursday (April 2).
The sanitation worker in the Solid Waste Management Department of the BMC is a resident of Worli – Asia’s largest slum. Including him, two cases of coronavirus have been reported in the city so far.
“The man was admitted to a hospital on Monday after he developed symptoms of COVID-19. His condition is now stable. His family members and 23 colleagues have been advised to go into quarantine,” an official said.
Yesterday, a 56-year-old man tested positive for the highly contagious virus, later died. He had no travel history, making the case even more serious.
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Mumbai has been identified as the hotspots of coronavirus in the country with 181 cases.
The highest number of COVID-19 positive cases have been reported from Maharashtra at 335.
The total number of coronavirus cases in India climbed to 1,965 on Thursday after 131 people tested positive in the last 12 hours, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. So far, at least 50 people have lost their lives owing to the virus.
This comes as the country is under a 21-day lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus. However, essential services are being continued.