Coronavirus in Mumbai: Field reporters test positive for COVID-19
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On Monday, Official sources told ANI that some field reporters in Mumbai have tested positive for COVID-19. More details awaited.

According to IANS, At least 30 media persons, mostly from the electronic media, have tested Covid-19 positive after they underwent tests at a special camp organized here last week.

TV Journalists Association President Vinod Jagdale told IANS that while the number of test reports received so far is not available, at least 30 have tested positive so far and the figures are likely to go up.

An official in the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said that most are said to be asymptomatic cases and all have been sent to home quarantine for now while others' test results are awaited.

With 1553 new cases in 24 hours, the total tally of novel coronavirus cases stood at 17265 on Monday, the Ministry of Health and Family welfare said.

Maharashtra continued to be the worst hit with 4203 cases and 223 deaths, followed by Delhi with 2003 cases and 45 fatalities, Rajasthan (1478 cases and 14 deaths) and Tamil Nadu (1477 cases and 15 deaths).

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