Coronavirus claims first victim in Maharashtra, total cases count rises to 126

Mumbai:  A 64-year-old COVID-19 patient died here on Tuesday, making him the first such victim in Maharashtra and India’s third reported death due to coronavirus.

The man had reportedly returned from Dubai on March 8 and was tested positive  after being admitted for breathlessness and moved to Kasturba Hospital. His wife and son have tested positive too. The man was under treatment at the state-run Kasturba Hospital in south central Mumbai for the past few days.

While a 76-yr old man from Karnataka Kalaburagi who returned from Saudi Arabia and a 68-yr old woman in Delhi, who had tested positive for coronavirus, had succumbed to the virus.

Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of cases at 39 including three foreigners, while Uttar Pradesh recorded 13 cases including one foreigner and Delhi has so far reported 7 positive cases.

Meanwhile, the number of  novel Coronavirus cases in the country rose to 126 today after fresh cases were reported from several states.

Health and government officials concerned declined to share further details.

(With IANS inputs)

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