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Maharashtra records 25 deaths related to Coronavirus today, 229 new cases

Maharashtra records 25 deaths related to Coronavirus today, 229 new cases

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 09 Apr 2020, 10:21 pm

Mumbai/IBNS: At least 25 more people died in Maharashtra due to the novel Coronavirus on Thursday itself, making it the sharpest spike in the death toll in a single day in India since the outbreak of the COVID-19.

The state has lost 97 human lives in total as a result of the global pandemic.

With 229 more people testing positive, the total number of coronavirus cases in the state reached 1,364.

Right now, Maharashtra has the maximum number of infected cases in the country.

Meanwhile, nine deaths and 162 of the new cases were reported in Mumbai on Thursday evening.

Mumbai has the highest number of cases at 876. Pune recorded 14 of the new deaths.

The State is also considering an extension of the lockdown beyond April 14 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus.

The final decision in this matter would be taken after the meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with state chief ministers on Saturday.

Odisha has already extended the lockdown till April 30 and West Bengal too is considering similar decision owing to the continuous increase in the number of cases.

In Mumbai, the worst affected areas include Worli and Prabhadevi. Dharavi, which the largest slum in Asia with a population of 8 lakhs, has 13 COVID-19 positive patients.

Mumbai at present has 381 containment areas where strict curfew measures are being implemented.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, in his address to the state on Wednesday, told citizens to be prepared to stay at home for a longer time taking instances from Singapore and China's Wuhan which had extended lockdown to contain the spread of the highly contagious virus.

Meanwhile, India recorded fresh 591 positive Novel Coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours taking the tally across the country to close to 6,000, informed the Union Health Ministry on Thursday.

The Ministry said 5,865 people have been infected across the country with Maharashtra suffering the most with 1,135 cases followed by the southern state of Tamil Nadu (738) and Delhi (669).

 

 

Maharashtra records 25 deaths related to Coronavirus today, 229 new cases

India Blooms News Service
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