Published On : Thu, Mar 19th, 2020

Maha COVID-19 cases 49, two on ventilator

The number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra rose to 49, said state Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Thursday, adding that two infected persons have been put on ventilator. Tope added that Chief Ministers of all the states as well as State Health Ministers will talk to Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow at 4 pm, through video conferencing on the pandemic.

“The total number of positive cases reaches 49 in Maharashtra. Two patients who have tested positive for Coronavirus are on ventilators at Kasturba Hospital,” said Tope.

Maharashtra is the worst-hit state from coronavirus in the country.

Tope said that there are six pathology labs in Maharashtra where tests for coronavirus is being conducted and state government is in talks with the Centre to allow private labs to conduct tests.

As of this morning, the total number of coronavirus cases in the country reached 169. No fatality has been reported in the last 24 hours in the country. Three people have so far died of the infection in the country.

Meanwhile, in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Nagpur District Collector ordered the shut down of liquor shops, restaurants and paan shops till March 31 with an immediate effect. Authorities also shut down all parks and gardens of Nagpur Metropolitan Region Development Authority till March 31.