Maha: Latur sees 1,477 COVID-19 cases, 26 more casualties

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(Eds: Adds details of violation, fine) Latur, Apr 20 (PTI) With the addition of 1,477 COVID- 19 cases, the tally in Maharashtra's Latur district rose to 58,240 on Tuesday, an official from the health department said.

The district also recorded 26 casualties during the day that rose the toll to 988, the official said.

At least 41,052 patients have recovered from the infection so far, leaving the district with 16,200 active cases, he said.

Of the active cases, 2,398 patients are undergoing treatment in hospitals, 2,060 are in COVID-19 care centres and 11,742 are in home isolation, he said.

A total of 2,35,806 swab samples have been tested in the district till date, the official added.

Meanwhile, five shops in Ganj Golai and Bhusar line areas were sealed and fined Rs 10,000 each after they were found open in violation of COVID-19 restrictions during an inspection by Latur municipal commissioner Aman Mittal, officials said.

Acting on a tip-off, police arrested 13 people for playing snooker at an outlet. PTI COR ARU BNM BNM