Coronavirus cases rise to 40 in India, 19 from Delhi-NCR

India had earlier reported three cases of coronavirus, all from Kerala, who recovered successfully.
Passengers are seen wearing safety masks for prevention against coronavirus, at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) airport, in Kolkata, India.(HT Photo/Samir Jana)
Passengers are seen wearing safety masks for prevention against coronavirus, at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) airport, in Kolkata, India.(HT Photo/Samir Jana)
Updated on Mar 08, 2020 05:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

With fresh cases of coronavirus arising on Sunday, the number of positive cases across the country has gone up to 40. The maximum number of confirmed coronavirus cases has been reported from the National Capital Region - as many as 19.

A Delhi resident, who had a travel history to Italy was the first one to test positive from the region. The largest chunk of those who tested positive for the virus in Delhi/NCR comes from a group of Italian nationals who were confirmed for the virus at ITBP’s quarantine facility in Chhawla, Delhi last week. As many as 14 Italian tourists, along with an Indian national, had confirmed positive for the virus. The group had travelled to Rajasthan wherein two other Italian tourists tested positive for coronavirus in Jaipur.

A Paytm employee from Gurugram, a person in Ghaziabad and a man from Uttam Nagar also tested positive for coronavirus earlier this week from the NCR region.

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As of now, two people have been reported positive for the virus in Ladakh, two in Jaipur, two in Tamil Nadu, a techie from Hyderabad and six people in Agra who caught the infection from the Delhi resident.

Kerala on Sunday reported five new cases of the infection. The state had earlier reported three cases of coronavirus, all had recovered successfully.

The global death toll from the virus has crossed over 3,000 with over 90,000 infected with the virus in over 70 countries.

There are 80,695 confirmed coronavirus cases in mainland China. Of the 20,500 people who are currently undergoing treatment, more than 5,260 of them are in serious condition.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are currently 101,927 coronavirus cases worldwide. There have been 413 deaths from the coronavirus disease outside of China as over 90 countries have been affected by the virus.

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