Coronavirus Pandemic: COVID-19 claims its fourth victim in Maharashtra

The number of cases in Maharashtra has reached 101 with four new cases being reported

Coronavirus Pandemic: COVID-19 claims its fourth victim in Maharashtra
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On Tuesday, a 65-year-old coronavirus patient passed away in Mumbai taking the death toll due to COVID-19 to four in the city. As per the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the man had a travel history and had returned from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Ahmedabad.

After his return, he complained of fever, cough and difficulty in breathing. The 65-year-old had pre-existing ailments, including high blood pressure and severe diabetes. He was brought to Kasturba Hospital on March 20 but his health condition kept deteriorating. According to BMC, the man died on Monday evening.

The number of cases in Maharashtra has reached 101 with four new cases being reported. Three of the patients were tested positive from Pune while one was reported to be infected in Satara. All the patients have been kept in isolation wards and are being provided medical treatment. In a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced a curfew in the entire state on Monday.

These measures have been taken after it was learned that despite the section 144 of CrPC imposed by Maharashtra government on Sunday, the citizens today ventured out on streets with their vehicles causing a traffic jam in parts of Mumbai. 

Meanwhile, the state government is taking all the necessary steps to counter the virus and has also asked private hospitals to ready isolation wards on a priority basis. Accordingly, various private hospitals have taken necessary measures to establish isolation wards. The move is expected to ease up the pressure felt by the government hospitals.

The total number of active COVID-19 cases in the country is currently 446 as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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