Former Maharashtra CM Shivajirao Patil-Nilangekar tests positive for coronavirus

Former Maharashtra chief minister Shivajirao Patil-Nilangekar tested positive for coronavirus in the state's Latur district on Thursday, a senior official told PTI. The 88-year-old leader has been shifted to a hospital in Pune, located around 320 km from Latur, the official said.

Meanwhile, As many as 7,975 new coronavirus cases and 233 deaths were reported in Maharashtra on Wednesday. According to the State Health Department, the total number of positive cases in the state to stands at 2,75,640.

3,606 patients were discharged today while overall 1,52,613 COVID-19 patients discharged after full recovery until today; the recovery rate in the state is 55.37 per cent. India's COVID-19 tally has reached 9,36,181 as 29,429 new coronavirus cases were reported in the last 24 hours, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday.

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