MUMBAI: Fresh cases have emerged in Maharashtra in huge numbers on Tuesday, 31 March. The cases have come from Pune, Buldhana and Mumbai. In totality, there are currently 225 cases in the state.
Pune has reported 2 new cases and observed it's first death yesterday, on 30 March. One new case as been detected in Mumbai and 2 new cases were found to in the rural district of Buldhana, which comes under the Amravati Division.
A 45-year-old belonging to Buldhana died of pneumonia on 28 March. After some research, the patient was found to be COVID-19 positive. He, however, showed no symptoms and neither had an international travel history, nor a domestic one. Following this incident, the district administration took the initiative of sealing the district at 33 different points. Institutional quarantine facilities have also been placed for 60 individuals who came in contact with the departed. It is a possibility that the 2 new cases which have recently emerged can be a result of being in contact with the now-deceased individual.
The 2 cases which got reported from Pune has led to the total tally of affected people to be at 45. The virus has begun infiltrating the rural areas as an auto-rickshaw driver (40) belonging to the Baramati district got tested positive on Sunday. In order to stop the virus from spreading further in that area, the Pune Rural Police have started acting severely upon the lockdown orders imposed by the government as they arrested as much as 5 'morning walkers' from the areas of Narayangaon and Kamshet.
Nashik district from north Maharashtra also got its first case detected from Niphad tehsil. The youth who was found to be COVID-19 positive didn't have an international travel history.
Despite there being over 200 cases in Maharashtra, the health authorities from the state also informed that 39 people have also recovered from the virus and have been discharged from the hospital.