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COVID-19: Coronavirus cases in India cross 5,000; death toll reaches 149

Maharashtra has become the first state in the country to report 1,000 cases of novel coronavirus while the death toll reached 64.

150 new cases were detected in Maharashtra on Tuesday while 12 people died due to COVID-19.

“As many as 12 people died today of COVID-19, taking the total tally so far to 64,” a health official said.

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope tweeted to say that the current count of COVID-19 patients in the state of Maharashtra is 1018.

According to the Union Health Ministry, 5194 cases have been recorded in the country with 149 deaths. While Maharashtra has recorded the highest number of cases, Tamil Nadu has 690 cases and seven deaths. The number of cases in Delhi reached 576 with nine deaths on Wednesday.

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