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Coronavirus update: COVID-19 cases rise to 108 in India, Maharashtra tops the list

With the number of coronavirus positive cases shooting to 32, Maharashtra has emerged as the worst-hit state in the country
  • In Kerala, 21 passengers, including a UK national tested positive for coronovirus, of Dubai-bound Emirates flight from Kochi
  • Devotees wear masks to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic at Siddhivinayak Temple (Photo: PTI)Premium
    Devotees wear masks to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic at Siddhivinayak Temple (Photo: PTI)

    NEW DELHI : At least 108 confirmed cases, an increase of 24 from the day before, of coronavirus have been reported from India, the Ministry of Health and Family welfare said on its official website on Sunday.

    With the number of coronavirus positive cases shooting to 32, Maharashtra has emerged as the worst-hit state in the country. A 59-year-old woman tested positive for the virus in Aurangabad today, a state health official said. Five new cases were detected in Pimpri-Chinchwad in Pune district, late on Saturday night, the health official added.

    "The woman has tested positive for coronavirus infection. She had travelled to Russia and Kazakhstan. She has been quarantined at Dhoot Hospital in Aurangabad," the official said.

    In Kerala today, twenty passengers, including UK national tested positive for coronovirus, of Dubai-bound flight from Kochi. The passengers were detained and the flight left with renaming passengers, an airport official said.

    Three coronavirus suspected cases who had fled from the isolation ward in the Maharashtra's Ahmednagar Civil Hospital on Saturday, returned to the facility early on Sunday.

    Similarly, three out of four coronavirus suspects who ran away from the Mayo Hospital in Nagpur have also returned, and efforts are on to trace the fourth.

    According to Health Ministry, Delhi confirmed 7 cases of which one person died on Friday and 2 recovered from the disease.

    Haryana has 14 cases, and all the patients are foreign nationals. However, according to data available on ministry website, Kerala, reported 22 cases of which 3 persons have recovered and were discharged earlier. Rajasthan reported 4 cases - 2 are Indians and 2 foreign nationals.

    Telangana confirmed once case. According to the Health Ministry, the person has recovered and has been discharged from the hospital.

    Uttar Pradesh confirmed 11 cases so far. One of the patients is a foreign national while remaining 10 are Indians and three of them have been discharged from the hospital.

    There is one confirmed case in Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh each.

    While union territory of Ladakh reported 3 confirmed cases, Jammu and Kashmir showed 2 COVID-19 cases.

    Karnataka confirmed one case. The patient died from COVID-19 along with comorbidity condition.

    The data took into account cases compiled till 8.55 am on Sunday.

    According to the ministry, there are at least 76 Indian nationals and 17 foreigners who are confirmed COVID-19 cases. A total of two persons have died so far with one death in the national capital and one in Karnataka.

    Moreover, the data shows that so far 12,29,363 have been screened at the Airports across India.

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    Published: 15 Mar 2020, 10:41 AM IST
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