Maharashtra's COVID-19 Cases Cross The Mark Of 100

Publish On: 24 Mar, 2020 11:43 AM | Updated   |   Harshita  

MUMBAI: The worst-hit state of India from the pandemic COVID-19 is Maharashtra as the total number of positive coronavirus cases rose to 101. Since Monday night, four more new cases were reported in the state, said officials on Tuesday. 

Out of the four new cases, three people were from Pune whereas one was from Satara. They had the travel histories to Saudi Arabia, Per and United Arab Emirates (UAE). 

The state has also reported three deaths due to the infection which included a 68-year-old man from the Philippines and two other males both of 63 years. 

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Day by day, the count of the positive cases for the novel infection is increasing in the country taking the count close to 500. Nine people have already lost their lives that also had a middle-aged man of just 38 years from Bihar. 

To combat the deadly disease, nearly all states and cities have imposed lockdown to cut the chain of the spread of the coronavirus. Punjab has even imposed curfew with no relaxations as people were not adhering to the lockdown orders. Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to people to follow the orders strictly in order to fight against COVID-19 and emerge victoriously.