Maharashtra becomes first state to report more than 1,000 cases
Coronavirus India Updates: The number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra has increased to 1018 after the state reported 150 new cases on Tuesday. With this, Maharashtra has become the first state in the country to report more than 1000 novel coronavirus cases. Of the 150 new cases, 116 are from Mumbai, 18 from Pune, three each from Ahmednagar, Nagpur and Aurangabad, two each from Thane and Buldana, and one each from Satara, Ratnagiri and Sangli, news agency PTI reported quoting an official.
The total number of cases across the country has climbed to 4789 while the death toll has increased to 124, the Union Health Ministry said in its latest briefing on Tuesday. A total of 352 people have recovered from the virus. Tamil Nadu is behind Maharashtra in terms of the number of cases with 690 and is closely followed by Delhi (576).
Joint Secretary in the ministry Lav Agarwal said cluster containment strategies and action plans for outbreaks, which are amenable to management, are giving required results in some areas like Agra, Gautam Budh Nagar, Bhilwara, East Delhi and Mumbai.
(Inputs and image from theindianexpress.com)