117 more test positive, COVID-19 tally jumps to 2801 in Maharashtra


The number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra climbed to 2801 on Wednesday as 117 more people tested positive for coronavirus in the state.


As per the state Health Department, the highest number of cases were reported from Mumbai (66), followed by Pune (44), Mira Bhayandar and Thane rural (2 each) and Thane City, Vasai Virar and Pimpri Chinchwad (1 each).

According to the latest data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of coronavirus patients in the country has surged to 11,439. Meanwhile, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen to 377. The total number of active cases in the country is 9756. Meanwhile, 1306 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.

The Central government has taken many stringent measures to prevent the further spread of the disease. 

Starting from March 24 midnight, India is under 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of novel coronavirus. Only the essential services like grocery shops, medical outlets remain functional during the lockdown.

The lockdown, effective March 25, is supposed to end on April 14.

However, on Tuesday, in an address to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the 21-day national lockdown has been extended till May 3.

Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 200 countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic. 


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