COVID-19 cases in Thane cross 6,000; death toll 183

COVID-19 cases in Thane district cross 6,000; death toll 183

Migrants from Gonda district in Uttar Pradesh wait to board a bus for Thane Railway Station for their onward journey by train to reach their homes, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Navi Mumbai, Friday, May 22, 2020. (PTI Photo)

With 343 more people testing positive for coronavirus, the number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra's Thane district mounted to 6,044 on Monday, a civic official said.

With 11 more people succumbing to the viral infection, the number of the fatalities rose to 183.

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"A total of 154 people from Thane city tested positive on Monday, including 100 high-risk contacts," said Sandeep Malavi, Deputy Municipal Commissioner, Thane Municipal Corporation.

Neighbouring Palghar district has so far reported 625 COVID-19 cases and 22 deaths. 

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