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Maharashtra health officials criticise BMC as cases rise in Mumbai
Fri, Apr 03, 2020

After multiple complaints from state officials, Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta visited the BMC headquarters on Tuesday and held a meeting with all ward officers. This was followed by a visit by Health Minister Rajesh Tope.

Staffers reach out to NMMC after patient tests positive in Fortis Hiranandani Hospital
Fri, Apr 03, 2020

A patient from Sector 15 was admitted in the hospital on March 27 with complaints of gastric along with fever, cough and headache.

Nursing homes, clinics in Mumbai start shutting down
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Public Health Minister Rajesh Tope have urged private clinics and hospitals to remain open. However, doctors said the government needs to provide training and protective gear if they want small set-ups to continue functioning.

Coronavirus India Latest Updates, April 2: Death toll rises to 53 as cases cross 2,000-mark; Maharashtra worst hit
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

Coronavirus Cases in India Latest Updates: The number of people who have been infected with the novel coronavirus rose to 2,069 today, while 53 deaths have been reported. Multiple states have reported positive cases linked to those who attended the Nizamabad Markaz event.

Mumbai: Newborn, mom test positive, suspected to have caught virus from bed of Covid-19 patient
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

The family claimed no paediatrician had visited the baby and the mother at Kasturba Hospital – the nodal centre for COVID-19 cases in Mumbai – since they had been admitted there.

Virologist of Indian origin dies to COVID-19
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

Professor Geeta Ramjee had travelled to London in March from where she is suspected to have picked up the virus. A few days after her return to South Africa, she felt unwell and went to a doctor.

Mumbai: Hospital staffer tests positive for coronavirus, others point to discrimination
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

The female cleaner who tested positive is in her thirties. The Titwala resident had to sleep in ward 13, meant for children suffering from other illnesses, for three days because she could not go home.

Coronavirus India Cases Latest Update, March 31: Cases rise to 1,397, death toll at 35; Govt says 6 lakh migrants housed in 61,000 shelters
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

Coronavirus Cases in India State-Wise Latest Update: On Monday, India registered the sharpest spike in coronavirus cases -- 227 people tested positive over the last 24 hours, taking the total to 1,251. Of these 102 people have been cured and 35 have died.

22 of family among 25 cases, Islampur fights rumours, discrimination
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Twenty-five people, including 22 of a family, have tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in this dusty town near the Karnataka border, after four of the family returned from a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

As Maharashtra denies community transmission, sporadic cases spike
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Officially, while the government has strongly denied any indication of community transmission, experts said these cases are ringing alarm bells that the virus is silently making its way into the community.

Recovered COVID-19 patients’ plasma: what is this experimental therapy?
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week approved use of blood plasma from recovered patients to treat severely critical COVID-19 patients.

Maharashtra records two more Covid-19 deaths, case count up to 205
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

The death of 40-year-old Kandivali woman is yet another case of coronavirus transmission where civic officials have found no link of the positive case with an infected person. She also had no travel history abroad.

Coronavirus: Maharashtra records two more deaths, number of cases now 205
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Following the death, the district administration is on alert about possible community spread of the virus.

Coronavirus Warriors: Containing Covid-19 in Kurla where population density is 50 times Wuhan’s
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

‘Out of 9.28 lakh population, 80 per cent here are slum dwellers. We have not even started sensitising them,’ says Dr Vikas Singh highlighting the severity of the task.

Mumbai surgeon whose father died tests positive, search on for his patients
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

The 85-year-old, who died of COVID-19 and had underlying conditions of diabetes and heart disease, is suspected to have caught the infection from his grandson, who returned from the UK on March 12.

Maharashtra: 12 more from same Sangli family test positive, number of cases now 153
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Besides Sangli, four cases were reported from Nagpur, three from Mumbai, two in Thane and one each from Palghar and Gondia. One of those who tested positive in Mumbai is a one-and-half-year old child.

Maharashtra: 2 more deaths, private doctor tests positive
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Samples of a 65-year-old woman from a Deonar chawl tested positive on Wednesday night after she passed away at a Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) hospital. She suffered a heart attack and acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Mumbai: Faced with N95 masks shortage, doctors and health workers use scarves, 3-ply masks
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

The Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors has written to medical education ministry to provide personal protective equipment and N-95 masks for close to 4,000 resident doctors working in Maharashtra’s government hospitals.

Recovered, Mumbai, Pune coronavirus cases return home to cheers by neighbours
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Maharashtra's first positive cases, they finally got the second result confirming them negative and ending their 14-day isolation, at 5.30 am Wednesday.

Maharashtra: 15 new cases of Covid-19, state count reaches 122
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Kasturba Hospital on Wednesday conducted 372 tests in 24 hours, the highest so far till now in Mumbai. Across Maharashtra, 2,988 people with suspected coronavirus symptoms have been admitted in hospitals. So far, 2,531 samples have tested negative.

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