Maharashtra witnessed a rise in 15 new Coronavirus cases taking the number to 122 which is the highest of any state in the country.
A health department official informed that of the new coronavirus cases that have been reported 11 persons had come in contact with COVID-19 patients who had returned from abroad, while four had overseas travel history.
Out of these patients seven are from Mumbai, five from Islampur in Sangli district and one each from Kalyan-Dombivali, Navi Mumbai and Panvel.
The government revealed that the Navi Mumbai resident who had come in contact with a Philippine national died earlier this week.
The Philippines man had recovered from Coronavirus infection but other ailments resulted in his death.
A Pune-based couple who were the first patients in Maharashtra to test positive for COVID-19, were discharged from hospital as they had completely recovered.
An official reported that the condition of the couple is perfectly fine and they are happy.
While confirming fresh cases of Coronavirus, Public health minister Rajesh Tope took to Twitter and tweeted, “In Sangli, five people from one family are identified as positive due to contacts and four people from Mumbai are identified as positive due to travel history or contacts.