MUMBAI: Two octogenarians from the city and a 50-year-old man from Pune succumbed to Covid-19 on Monday, pushing the state’s death toll to 10. Maharashtra also added 17 new cases to touch 220, the second highest in the country. Mumbai on Monday had eight cases, Pune five, Nagpur two, and Nashik and Kolhapur had one case each.
Mumbai’s own tally of cases witnessed a big jump with the BMC announcing 47 new cases. However, state officials said they were still scrutinizing the BMC’s cases, so a majority of them have not yet been added to the state’s list.
Of the two fatalities from the city, the civic officials chose to report only one—of an 80-year-old heart patient at Fortis Hospital, Mulund. Sources said the man, who had hypertension and ischemic heart disease, had come to the hospital on March 28 with respiratory distress and died in the next 24 hours. His positive report though is said to have arrived after his death on Sunday. Importantly, the man had no travel history or known contact with a traveller, sources said. The BMC didn’t comment on this.
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