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Maharashtra's 1st corona victim a senior citizen Dubai returnee

The Mumbai-based man, who had a travel history to Dubai, was under treatment at the state-run Kasturba Hospital in south-central Mumbai where he was shifted after five days treatment at a private hospital.

IANS Reported by: IANS Mumbai Published on: March 17, 2020 17:31 IST
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Maharashtra's 1st corona victim a senior citizen Dubai returnee

A 63-year-old COVID-19 patient who was under treatment at the Kasturba Hospital, died here on Tuesday, making him the first such victim in Maharashtra and India's third reported death due to coronavirus. The Mumbai-based man, who had a travel history to Dubai, was under treatment at the state-run Kasturba Hospital in south-central Mumbai where he was shifted after five days treatment at a private hospital.

His wife is also a COVID-19 positive patient under treatment and her condition is described as 'stable'.

There are another 38 coronavirus positive patients admitted in hospitals across the state, besides around 600 in 'home quarantine' in Mumbai.

The number of COVID-19 cases in India now stands at 126, the maximum being in Maharashtra.

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