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Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra go up to 101

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck
March 24, 2020 13:47 IST

Four more coronavirus cases have been detected in Maharashtra, taking the total number to COVID-19 patients in the state to 101, officials said on Tuesday.

IMAGE: A police official stands guard outside Mumbai's KEM Hospital. Photograph: Sahil Salvi/

Of the four new cases, three were reported from Pune while one was found in Satara, they said.

The patients have been kept in isolation wards and are being provided medical treatment, the officials said.


Meanwhile, as many as 12 COVID-19 patients in Mumbai have been cured of the deadly viral infection, a senior civic official said on Tuesday.

"Twelve coronavirus patients have now tested negative for the infection. They were being treated at various civic-run hospitals here for last some days," said Daksha Shah, deputy director of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's health department.

"In the last couple of days, we noticed these 12 patients getting better. Their fresh swab samples were sent for tests and the results came out negative," another BMC official said.

Hence, the authorities have decided to discharge them soon, the official added.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced a curfew in the entire state on Monday in a bid to contain the spread of the pandemic.

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