Chandrapur, May 21 : Nine more people tested positive for coronavirus in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra on Thursday, taking the total number of cases to 12, informed Dr Nivruti Rathod, Civil Surgeon, Civil Hospital, here.
According to the official, the nine patients included four labourers who returned to Chandrapur on Tuesday after working at an industrial area at Malegaon in Nashik. After their arrival, they were kept at an institutional quarantine facility and their swab samples sent for tests which came with positive results on Thursday, said the official .
Five others who tested positive included a couple who arrived here from Pune, and three persons who travelled to Chandrapur from Thane, Mumbai, and Hyderabad. All of them were kept at the civil hospital here after they entered the district and hence they did not come in contact with anyone in the district. Among the 12, one was treated successfully and discharged after recovery, the doctor added. (UNI)