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5 and 9 yrs old among new Covid-19 cases in Malegaon

With 5 new cases in Malegaon total Corona infection in densely populated Malegaon jumped to 16

Sunday April 12, 2020 10:30 AM, ummid.com Staff Reporter

Malegaon Corona New Cases

[The city is witnessing acute shortage of vegetables and other food essentials due to total lockdown. (Photo: ummid.com)]

Malegaon: Besides the death of a 22-yr-old woman, Malegaon Saturday reported 05 new cases of Coronavirus (Covid-19) positive patients in the last 24 hours, local health officials said.

"Among them are a 5-year-old boy and 9-year-old girl", a medical officer told ummid.com.

With 5 new cases in Malegaon total Corona infection in densely populated Malegaon jumped to 16. The city has reported 2 Covid-19 deaths since Thursday when the Corona entered the textile city for the first time.

"We have received the reports of 22 patients out of the total 64 whose samples were sent for Coronavirus. Of them five patients - two males and 03 females, have been confirmed as Covid 19 positive", the medical officer said.

"All the new Corona positive cases are close contacts of the ealry patients", he added.


"A 17 year old youth and 40 old woman are also among the new patients infected by the dealdy virus in Malegaon", the officer said.

"Districtwise, we have received a total of 53 reports from Nashik, including 22 from Malegaon. Except the 05 from Maleagon, report of all other patients is negative", he said.

Meanwhile, Malegaon police have announced total lockdown in the city till April 14. All services, including movement of even essential services are affected by the clampdown.

The city is witnessing acute shortage of vegetables and other food essentials. Report of milk shortage are also received from a number of places.

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