Covid-19 claims life of pregnant woman, 6 men in Maharashtra, Total 868 cases

Mumbai: Maharashtra on Monday recorded 7 Covid-19 deaths, including a 30-year old pregnant woman, and the total positive cases in the state shot up by 120 from Sunday’s 748 to 868, health officials said here.

The day saw a huge health scare when a tea-seller near the residence of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray tested Covid-19 positive and two private hospitals – one in Mumbai and another in Pune – were sealed after around 130 staffers were found positive.

Mumbai recorded four new Covid-19 deaths – all males – and the number of positive cases increased by 57, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said here on Monday.

This has taken Mumbai’s total toll to 34, and the number of positive cases to 526 till date, the highest in India.

In another shocker, a 30-year old 9-month pregnant woman from NalaSopara town in Palghar passed away at Nair Hospital.

The four men who passed away in Mumbai were aged 41, 52, 62 and 80, and had been admitted to various Mumbai hospitals.

The other deceased persons are a 72-year old diabetic-cum-heart patient from Navi Mumbai who passed away in a private hospital here, and a 50-year man from Ambernath town (Thane) who died in Bhabha Hospital in Bandra.

Among the deceased, none had a history of foreign travel, though two had travelled domestically – to Ajmer and Uttar Pradesh.

All the male victims individually suffered from other diseases like bronchopneumonia, alcoholism, hypertension, epilepsy, paralysis, diabetes, etc. and tested Covid-19 positive.

Another 32,521 people remain in home quarantine and 3.498 in institutional quarantine, while 70 who are fully cured have been discharged till date.

IANS

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