India’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise to 112 as Maharashtra’s numbers surge

A sharp surge in cases in Maharashtra took the number of Covid-19 patients in India to 112 on Sunday from 93 reported the previous day.

Maharashtra now accounts for 33 cases. The surge in infections in the state prompted chief minister Uddhav Thackeray’s government on Saturday to shut down schools, colleges, and malls till 31 March.

The 19 new cases detected include 15 from Maharashtra, which surpassed Kerala as the state with the highest number of reported cases. The four other cases include two from Kerala, one from Rajasthan and one from Karnataka.

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