Kolhapur: The Kolhapur Municipal Corporation (KMC) on Thursday reported the first case of COVID-19 in over a month. The patient, a 25-year-old male, had recently returned from a trip to Mumbai.
The patient is currently being treated at a Chhatrapati Pramila Raje government hospital in Kolhapur. He is said to be in stable condition.
In a statement, KMC health officer Dr. Prakash Pawara urged citizens to take precautions to protect themselves from the virus. He said that even though the current situation is not alarming, it is important to be vigilant.
“Citizens should take personal as well as social precautions to protect themselves and their families from the disease,” Dr. Pawara said. “This includes wearing a mask, avoiding crowds, maintaining social distancing, washing hands frequently with soap, and seeking medical advice if you experience symptoms such as fever, cough, or cold.”
The patient is the 45th person in Maharashtra to test positive for COVID-19 in the past week. On Thursday, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Medical Education Minister Hasan Mushrif held an online review meeting to discuss the situation.
The meeting was attended by top officials from the health department, including the state’s chief medical officer Dr. Pradeep Vyas.
The officials discussed the need to increase testing and contact tracing in the state. They also stressed the importance of vaccination and booster shots.
- A 25-year-old male from Kolhapur has tested positive for COVID-19.
- The patient had recently returned from a trip to Mumbai.
- The patient is currently being treated at a government hospital in Kolhapur.
- The state government has held an online review meeting to discuss the situation.