A second positive case of coronavirus has been reported from Dharavi in Mumbai. According to the details, a 52-year-old BMC sanitization worker has been tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Commenting on the positive COVID-19 case from Dharavi, a BMC official said the patient is a resident of the Worli area. However, the man as posted at Dharavi for cleaning, he said. BMC officials had advised the man to receive treatment, soon after he had developed symptoms.
As of now, the condition of the Dharavi man has been reported stable. Meanwhile, the family members and 23 other colleagues of the patient have been advised to quarantine, the BMC official said.
The COVID-19 death toll increased from 16 to 17, even as the number of positive cases rose from 335 to 338 in Maharashtra, officials said on Thursday.
The latest victim is a 46-year-old woman from Dombivali town in Thane district who returned on March 10 from Bangkok who is suspected to have died of COVID-19 symptoms, but her test reports are awaited.
A patient of hypertension and diabetes, after her foreign trip, she had complaints of vomiting, fever, and diarrhea, for which she consulted a local doctor who a day later, on Tuesday, referred her to a local hospital.
However, considering her symptoms, she was advised to visit the Kasturba Hospital in Mumbai, but she refused and instead stayed at her home where she succumbed that day (March 31).
Now, the Thane Civil Hospital has sent swab samples of the deceased and five of her family members who are quarantined and their reports are awaited, besides a frantic search was launched for all her contacts during the three weeks of her illness, the officials said.
The number of positive cases shot up from 335 to 338, with 2 more cases in Pune and one in Buldhana.
Among the latest positive cases are a 7-day old male infant and his 26-year old mother, a policeman, a nurse, and a 53-year old man from Dharavi, Asia's biggest slum.
The state has so far notched 17 COVID-19 deaths, comprising patients from Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Pune, and Buldhana.
In the wake of the Tablighi Jamaat scare, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday urged that all types of religious or social gatherings should be avoided to avoid a Delhi-like situation in Maharashtra.