Mumbai: Maharashtra cabinet minister and former chief minister Ashok Chavan has tested positive for coronavirus in Mumbai. Congress leader Ashok Chavan is the current PWD minister of Maharashtra.The minister has been travelling between Mumbai and his home district in Marathwada frequently.
“He contracted the infection a few days back and is now undergoing treatment,” an official added. Earlier, NCP leader and Housing Minister Jitendra Awhad had tested positive for coronavirus. He recovered after remaining admitted in a hospital in Mumbai for more than two weeks.
Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra crossed the 50,000-mark on Sunday on account of 3,041 new detections, the highest in the single day. The overall death toll in the state has gone up by 58, including 39 from Mumbai, to 1,635.
The number of the Covid-19 cases detected in the state now stands at 50,231 while that of active cases at 33,988. The number of recovered patients rose by 1,196 in the day to 14,600.