Mumbai: Sending alarm across Maharashtra, one person on Sunday died as the total number of coronavirus cases in the state shot up to 74 with 10 new cases detected overnight among several foreign-returned persons. Also Read - Coronavirus Outbreak: Reddit User Asks What we Would do Once Pandemic is Over, Answers Will Win Your Heart

Six new cases have been detected in Mumbai and 4 in Pune; all of them are undergoing treatment. Also Read - World Water Day Trends on Twitter As Netizens Pledge to Save Water Amid Coronavirus Crisis



Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has slapped a total ban on private offices, slashing attendance in government offices to 25 per cent and statewide cancellation of Class I-VIII exams, etc. Also Read - Coronavirus in India: Amid Janata Curfew, Death Toll Reaches 6, Bihar Man Youngest Victim

The government has postponed all non-essential planned surgeries in civic, public health and medical college hospitals to divert all medical resources to fighting Coronavirus, 7000 quarantine beds were added in the state besides 250 isolated beds.



On Friday, the government had slapped a total ban on all non-essential services in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur as a measure to reduce gathering.

Tope said the state has completely banned all flights from worst-hit 12 countries besides exercising extreme precautions for flights from all other nations at the three international airports in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur since the past over a month.

At present, there are over 324 active cases in India. To contain the rapid spread of the virus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called for a Janata Curfew on Sunday. All States are observing partial to full shutdown.

(With agency inputs)