Mumbai: Among the six people who were admitted to the Kasturba hospital in the city, two tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday.
The remaining four tested negative for the virus, thus taking the total number of affected people in Maharashtra to seven. A couple had first tested positive in the state in Pune, followed by three others — their daughter, driver of the cab in which they travelled from the Mumbai airport to Pune, and a fellow passenger — who had come in contact with them.
The six patients who were admitted to a hospital in Mumbai had also come in contact with the Pune-based couple while on a group trip to Dubai.
Meanwhile, a 23-year-old woman and her 54-year-old mother have been admitted to an isolation ward in the district civil hospital in Nashik after they were suspected to be exposed to coronavirus. The woman had gone to Dubai on February 27 and returned to Nashik on March 3 and was quarantined after she complained of throat pain, cold and cough.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said that the condition of people who have tested positive for coronavirus in the state is stable and an alert has been sounded at airports and ports to increase monitoring of passengers. He also said that the state machinery is ready to tackle the coronavirus crisis and citizens should not panic.
At least 60 people have tested positive for coronavirus in India, so far. In Maharashtra, till date, of the 349 people admitted, 312 have tested negative for COVID-19 and have also been discharged from hospital. Currently, 18 are in isolation in Pune and 15 in Mumbai.