COVID-19 tally jumps to 1078 in Maharashtra; 60 more test positive


The number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra climbed to 1078 on Wednesday as 60 more people tested positive for coronavirus in the state.


The state has so far reported 64 deaths due to the viral disease.

According to the report, among the new cases, 44 have been found in Mumbai, nine in Pune, four in Nagpur, and one each in Ahmednagar, Akola and Buldhana.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday, the total number of coronavirus patients in the country has surged to 5194. Meanwhile, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen to 149.

According to the report, the total number of active cases in the country is 4643. Meanwhile, 401 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.

The highest number of COVID-19 cases was reported from Maharashtra (1018), followed by Tamil Nadu (690), and Delhi (576).

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.

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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