Mumbai, March 29 : The number of COVID-19 positive cases rose to 193 in Maharashtra, besides six dead so far, here on Sunday.
The positive cases include five new cases in Pune, four in Mumbai besides one each in Nagpur, Sangli and Jalgaon, who are undergoing treatment in different hospitals.
Among the positive cases under treatment till date, the condition of at least five has been described as 'critical'.
Besides, the death toll of COVID-19 patients stands at 6, including a senior Mumbai medico who died while undergoing treatment at a private hospital, on Thursday night.
His medical reports came positive on Saturday, health authorities said.
So far all the deaths are from Mumbai alone.
Against the backdrop of the rising number of positive cases in Mumbai and the state in the past three days, a worried Maharashtra government has written to the Army, requesting it to remain on standby for rendering 'any medical emergency' assistance if required.
Besides Mumbai with the highest 77 cases, the other badly affected districts include Pune 37, Sangli 25, Nagpur 12, Kalyan-Dombivali seven, Navi Mumbai six, Thane five, Yavatmal and Vasai-Virar four each, Ahmednagar three, Satara and Raigad two each.
There is one patient each also in Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Ulhasnagar, Aurangabad, Palghar, Kolhapur, Gondia, and Jalgaon, besides one from Gujarat.
The Maharashtra government has again appealed to the people to remain indoors and avoid overcrowding in public places for buying essentials even as all shops in urban centres are permitted to remain open 24x7.