COVID 19: Positive cases rise to 148 in India

COVID 19: Positive cases rise to 148 in India

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New Delhi: With the first positive case reported from West Bengal, bringing the total number of infected people to 148, according to the statistics of the Ministry of Health.

Amid reports of over 250 Indians in Iran being infected with the novel coronavirus, the government said it was aware of such rumours but couldn’t confirm. To stop the spread of the virus outbreak the government has entered into more stringent measures, stopping the incoming travel from a number of nations, including the European Union, Malaysia, Philippines and Afghanistan.

There are 22 foreigners in Haryana among the infected patients under observation. Maharashtra is still the state which has the highest number of patients - the figure is still 39. The third death in India due to coronavirus reported from Mumbai and the man who died in Mumbai on Tuesday came back from Dubai on March 5. He did not disclose his travel history and went to a private hospital, where he was tested for respiratory problems, the authorities said, Two more people, residents of Noida near Delhi, tested positive for the disease. In Ladakh, three more people have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total number of cases to six, Ladakh Commissioner Secretary Rigzin Sampheal. In Kerala on Monday, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told the media that three new cases of coronavirus had been reported in the state, taking the total to 24.