COVID-19 count climbs to 16 in Pune: Collector

Pune, Mar 15 (PTI) The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases from Pune in Maharashtra has risen to 16 so far, a senior official said here on Sunday.

District Collector Naval Kishore Ram said the latest patient to have found positive to the infection had a travel history of Japan.

'The person was admitted in Naidu Hospital here on March 14. The result of his swab sample, which was sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV), has returned positive,' he said, adding that the person is undergoing treatment and is in stable condition.

Maharashtra has reported 32 COVID-19 cases so far, which is the highest in the country.

Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad township are most affected areas while positive cases were also reported from Mumbai, Nagpur, Yavatmal, Thane and Ahmednagar. PTI CORR NSK NSK