Mumbai: At least 66 residents tested positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra’s Jalna district within a week, a health official said.
The village, located in Jalna tehsil, has a population of 1,700.
“Between November 26 and December 3, a total of 66 people in the village tested coronavirus positive,” Rahmani Shakil, medical officer of the primary health centre, said.
On December 1, around 35 villagers were found infected, he said.
Another health official said that on November 25, around 200 villagers had attended the funeral of a local resident, where they allegedly did not follow the COVID-19 norms. Following that, the village started witnessing a spike in the number of cases.
“We have admitted all 66 patients to a designated COVID-19 hospital in Jalna,” Shakil said.
The district has so far recorded over 12,100 coronavirus positive cases and 323 patients have died, officials said.