Maharashtra’s ‘sugar heartland’ witnessed a surge in COVID-19 cases after 5 members of a household in Sangli district within the western a part of the State examined constructive, mentioned authorities on Wednesday. The State’s tally of constructive instances rose to 112.
Whereas particulars are awaited, it’s believed that the members of this household from Sangli’s Islampur tehsil both themselves had a historical past of journey to West Asia or have been shut contacts of beforehand identified instances.
On Monday, 4 members of a household from the identical tehsil with a historical past of journey to Saudi Arabia examined constructive, making them the primary instances within the district.
With this, Sangli now has a complete 9 constructive COVID-19 instances. Hitherto untouched by the scourge of the virus, Sangli and Satara districts have witnessed a spurt in constructive instances within the final 72 hours.
On Tuesday, the Sangli district police lodged a grievance in opposition to a father-son duo of a household hailing from Nepal and dwelling within the district’s Miraj tehsil for violating dwelling quarantine orders.
In response to authorities, the household of 4, which had settled in Karnal in Miraj for some years, used to eke out a dwelling by doing menial duties and freelancing as labourers. Earlier this month, the daddy and the son had returned from Nepal and had been stored underneath strict quarantine, which they violated.
On Monday, Maharashtra’s sugar-belt districts recorded their first constructive instances after a 45-year lady from Satara with journey historical past to Dubai was examined. A second case in Satara emerged after a 63-year-old gentleman, who not too long ago returned from California, examined constructive for the virus.
Whereas Ahmednagar district has recorded three instances to this point, the full variety of constructive instances in Pune district stands at 31. The variety of sufferers in Pune is 19 whereas Pimpri-Chinchwad has recorded 12 constructive instances. The third Ahmednagar affected person who examined constructive is alleged to don’t have any historical past of international journey, which has triggered concern amongst authorities.
In the meantime, a Pune-based couple, who have been the primary COVID-19 constructive instances in Maharashtra, are set to be discharged from Naidu Hospital after their samples following the 14-day isolation interval, in addition to their repeat samples taken 24 hours later, examined destructive, mentioned well being officers.
The couple, who have been admitted on March 9, can be taken dwelling in a Pune Municipal Company ambulance on the event of ‘Gudi Padwa’ on March 25, mentioned Pune Mayor Murlidhar Mohol, expressing reduction and happiness.
He mentioned that the opposite quick contacts of the couple who had examined constructive have been on the highway to restoration as nicely. On March 10, three different relations of the Pune couple in addition to the cab driver who ferried them from Mumbai airport to Pune on their return from Dubai on March 1 had examined constructive.
The Pune couple had travelled to Dubai within the final week of February and have been a part of a 40-member tour group and returned to India on March 1.