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Maharashtra’s Coronavirus cases zoom to 49 by afternoon

Mumbai:Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope announced the number of COVID-19 infected cases reached to 49 after two finding two more results tested positive in the state by Thursday afternoon.

Both recently confirmed cases have foreign travel history, as the 51-year-old man in Ahmednagar travelled from Dubai and the other from Mumbai with a travel history to UK.

State has banned all flights from 12 countries besides taking extreme precautions for flights from all other nations at the three international airports in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur since the past over a month.

The other two afflicted are a 49-year-old from Ulhasnagar town in Thane who had travelled to Dubai, and a 22-year-old from Mumbai who had visited the United Kingdom.

They were in isolation since the past few days and their test reports came positive on Thursday, officials said.

They are currently undergoing treatment at isolation wards in Mumbai as the state government and the city civic administration grapple with the mega challenge of not allowing people to crowd together to keep the virus at bay.

It was Tuesday, COVID-19 s first victim in the state a 63-year man with a history of travel to Dubai, passed away in Mumbai's Kasturba Hospital. Wife and son also tested positive and are currently under treatment in the same hospital.

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