3 SRPF jawans among 5 new COVID-19 patients in Jalna; cases rise to 8

The three SRPF jawans, who are natives of Jalna, were posted at Malegaon, which has emerged as the COVID-19 hotspot in Nashik district.

Updated - May 02, 2020 11:48 am IST

Published - May 02, 2020 11:47 am IST - Jalna

Five persons, including three SRPF jawans, have tested coronavirus positive, taking the overall tally of such patients in Jalna district of Maharashtra to eight, an official said on Saturday.

Two of the total eight patients have recovered from the infection so far, the official said.

“The test reports of the five new patients, including three jawans of the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF), were received on Friday night,” district civil surgeon Dr. Madhukar Rathod said.

The three SRPF jawans, who are natives of Jalna, were posted at Malegaon, which has emerged as the COVID-19 hotspot in Nashik district.

“Their swabs were sent to a laboratory in Aurangabad, which confirmed that they are infected,” he said.

Two other patients had travel history to Mumbai, Dr, Rathod said.

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