Coronavirus in India Confirmed Covid-19 cases climb to 155


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New Delhi, Mar 18
The total number of reported novel coronavirus cases in India has climbed to 155, with 12 fresh cases reported from various parts of the country on Wednesday.
The total cases in India include 25 foreign Nationals and the three persons who died in Delhi, Karnataka and Maharashtra.
As coronavirus cases continue to rise in India, over 5,700 people, who had come in contact with positive cases, continue to be under rigorous surveillance, the Government has said.
Maharashtra has 43 cases, including 3 foreigners, while Kerala has recorded 27 cases which include two foreign Nationals. A 28-year-old woman from Pune with a travel history to France and the Netherlands tested positive for Covid-19, a senior official said on Wednesday.
A 68-year-old woman has tested positive for coronavirus in Mumbai. She was in close contact with a Covid-19 patient, who was diagnosed yesterday.
Delhi has so far reported 10 positive cases which include one foreigner while Uttar Pradesh has recorded 16 cases, including one foreigner. A man from Noida tested positive on Wednesday, taking the total number to four in Noida.
Karnataka reported two fresh cases on Wednesday, taking the number of infections to 13. The number of cases in Ladakh rose to eight and Jammu and Kashmir three. Telangana has reported six cases which include two foreigners.
Rajasthan has also reported four cases including that of two foreigners. Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Uttarakhand and Punjab have reported one case each.
Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar has confined the State's second positive case of coronavirus in the State.
The Health Minister has stated that the condition of the patient is stable and is in observation.
In Haryana, there are 16 cases, which include fourteen foreigners. According to the Union Ministry's data, 14 people have been discharged so far, including the three patients from Kerala. Three persons infected with the virus have died so far, the latest casualty being a 64-year-old man from Mumbai with a travel history to Dubai who succumbed on Tuesday.
While a 76-year-old man from Kalaburagi who returned from Saudi Arabia died last Tuesday, a 68-year-old woman in Delhi who had tested positive for coronavirus passed away on Friday night.
The Government on Tuesday banned the entry of passengers from Afghanistan, Philippines and Malaysia to India with immediate effect, according to an additional travel advisory.
With coronavirus cases swelling in the country, the Government has also banned the entry of passengers from the European Union countries, Turkey and the UK from March 18 till March 31.
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