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New Delhi: Italian tourist in Jaipur tested positive for coronavirus, which takes total number of confirmed cases in India to 6, Health Ministry sources told PTI.

The first sample collected from the tourist on Saturday had tested negative, but his condition ever since has deteriorated and a second sample was collected, which tested positive on Monday.

"Since there was a variation in the reports, samples were sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune for testing," officials said, adding that it had tested positive, reported PTI.

According to a travel agent, the 69-year-old man came with his group from Udaipur on 28 February and checked into Hotel Ramada in Jaipur. In the night, he complained of breathlessness, and was taken to a private hospital where he was kept overnight, IANS reported.

According to IANS, officials said that a guide informed them that it was a 20-member group, which had come to Udaipur from Italy. Thereafter, they came to Jaipur and all his other 19 tour members then went to Agra.

India had on Monday reported two new cases of the deadly coronavirus, one from Delhi and another one from Hyderabad.

The Air India on Tuesday confirmed that a passenger who flew on a Vienna-Delhi flight on February 25 has tested positive for coronavirus. There were 108 passengers and 10 crew members on board.

State Health Minister Raghu Sharma said that people of the state need not fear corona virus as the Medical Department is fully alert and prepared to deal with it.

The Minister said that till March 1, 161 flights and more than 23,000 passengers have been screened at the Sanganer International Airport. He said that 102 samples have been taken so far in the state, all of which were found negative.

With inputs from agencies

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