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BOM18 MP-VIRUS-LD DEATH Coronavirus suspect with no travel history dies in MP Indore: A 47-year-old man, who was admitted to a government hospital here as a coronavirus suspect, died in the wee hours of Thursday, officials said.

BOM20 GJ-VIRUS-LD DEATH Coronavirus: Gujarat reports third death Ahmedabad: The death toll due to coronavirus reached three in Gujarat after a 70-year-old COVID-19 patient died in Bhavnagar district early Thursday morning, a senior health official said.

BOM7 MH-VIRUS-DEATH Dead woman's sample tests coronavirus +ve; Maha toll reaches 4 Mumbai: The test report of a woman who died on March 24 turned out positive for coronavirus on Thursday, taking the COVID-19 death toll in Maharashtra to four, a health official said.

BOM23 MH-VIRUS-LD CASES Three more test positive for coronavirus in Maha, count 125 Mumbai,: Three more persons -one each from Nagpur, Mumbai and Thane -- on Thursday tested positive for coronavirus infection in Maharashtra, taking the number of such patients in the state to 125, health officials said.

BOM3 MP-VIRUS-CASES Madhya Pradesh COVID-19 tally 20; Five more test positive Bhopal: The number of COVID-19 cases in Madhya Pradesh rose to 20 with five more patients in Indore hospitals testing coronavirus positive, health officials said on Thursday.

BOM4 MP-VIRUS-CASES 5 more test positive for coronavirus in Indore; total now 10 Indore: With five more people testing positive for coronavirus in Indore, the total number of cases in the city has risen to 10, health officials said on Thursday.

BOM10 CG-VIRUS-CASES Three new coronavirus cases in C'garh; state tally reaches six Raipur: Three more persons, including a woman, have tested positive for coronavirus in Chhattisgarh, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the state to six, officials said on Thursday.

BOM12 GA-VIRUS-CASES Three COVID-19 cases in Goa; patients stable: Official Panaji: The condition of three coronavirus patients in Goa is stable and the state government is making all efforts to contain the spread of the deadly viral infection, officials said on Thursday.

BOM16 GJ-VIRUS-CASES Four new COVID-19 cases in Guj; tally rises to 43 Ahmedabad: The number of COVID-19 patients in Gujarat rose to 43 with four more coronavirus cases reported in the state during the last 24 hours, a senior health official said on Thursday.

BOM22 GA-VIRUS-SALARIES COVID-19: Goa govt to ask pvt firms to release full salaries Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant will direct private firms in the coastal state to release full salaries for this month so that their employees can buy essentials during the coronavirus lockdown, a minister said on Thursday.

BOM17 MH-VIRUS-POLICE-HELP Police respond swiftly to disabled woman's call for help Mumbai: Amid the nationwide lockdown, a 25-year-old physically challenged woman living along here got a first hand experience of the humane side of Mumbai Police after she reached out to them for help.

BOM19 MH-VIRUS-LABOURER Maha labourer walks 135 km to reach his village amid lockdown Chandrapur: Amid travel restrictions due to the lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus, a 26-year-old daily wager walked over 135 km without food from Nagpur in Maharashtra to reach his home in Chandrapur.

BES4 MH-VIRUS-HOMECOMING Maha: Anxious homecoming for patients cured of COVID-19 Mumbai: It was an anxious homecoming for an elderly couple from Mumbai, who was recently discharged after being cured of COVID-19 infection.

BES5 MH-VIRUS-PAWAR Govt won't tolerate attacks on cops, health workers: Pawar Mumbai: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday said the government won't tolerate attacks on the police and health workers, who were working hard to contain the spread of coronavirus. PTI RSY RSY