A health department official said 16 people have been tested in the past two days in cases of coronovirus in rural areas of Thane district in Maharashtra. District Health Officer Dr. Manish Range said that earlier, only one or two cases were reported in a day in rural parts of the district, but in the last two days 16 people tested the infection, making it 47.
He said that this increase can be attributed to policemen and civil officers who work in Mumbai and return to their villages over the weekend.
At least eight policemen in Badlapur alone had tested positive, saying that high-risk contacts of such patients were under surveillance.
Meanwhile, 18 people, including three policemen, tested positive for COVID-19 at Kalyan Dombivali municipal limits on Monday, KDMC public relations officer Madhuri Fopley said. He said that at least three patients, including an 18-month-old girl, were discharged after recovering.
According to reports, Thane district, comprising Navi Mumbai, Kalyan, Thane Rural and the city, has 1,278 coronovirus cases, of which 33 patients have died.
While the number of cases of coronovirus in Palghar district has reached 179 and toll is at 10.
As per the data, 412 cases were reported in Thane city, followed by 348 in Navi Mumbai, 213 with Kalyan, 181 in Mira Bhayander and 47 in Thane Rural.