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Maharashtra PWD Minister Ashok Chavan discharged after recovering from COVID-19

Chavan, who tested positive for the coronavirus last month, was transferred to Mumbai from his native place Nanded in Maharashtra after he contacted the deadly virus on May 24.

Maharashtra PWD Minister Ashok Chavan discharged after recovering from COVID-19
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Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and senior Congress leader, Ashok Chavan was discharged from a hospital on Thursday after recovering from COVID-19 infection. 

Chavan, who tested positive for the coronavirus last month, was transferred to Mumbai from his native place Nanded in Maharashtra after he contacted the deadly virus on May 24. 

However, the Public Works Department (PWD) minister has been discharged from a private hospital in Mumbai. After being discharged, Chavan received a warm welcome from his family members and will have to stay at home for further quarantine as per the treatment protocol. 

According to sources, Chavan was said to have contracted the coronavirus infection from his driver. Chavan, the Congress MLA from Bhokar constituency in Nanded district, is the second minister in the Uddhav Thackeray government to have been discharged after recovering from COVID-19.

Earlier, Maharastra Housing Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader, Jitendra Awhad had contacted the coronavirus. After home-quarantining himself, Awhad was admitted to a private hospital in Mulund for treatment and was discharged later. 

As of June 4, the number of cases in Maharashtra has risen to 74,860 while the death toll in the state has increased to 2,587. Maharashtra has reported 2,560 fresh cases and 122 deaths in 24 hours. In Mumbai alone, the number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 43,492 and the death has touched 1,417. 

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