Coronavirus update: Positive cases in India top 200, global death toll at 10,0311 min read . Updated: 20 Mar 2020, 02:12 PM IST
- Italy has surpassed China's death toll, accounting for 3,405 fatalities
- Delhi now has 17 cases in total, including one foreign national
NEW DELHI: India's count of confirmed cases of COVID-19 crossed the 200-mark on Friday, while global death toll surpassed 10,000.
"A total of 206 individuals have been confirmed positive among suspected cases and contacts of known positive cases," the Indian Council of Medical Research said in a release.
The health ministry, however, in its update has confirmed 195 cases in the country, with 20 recoveries and four deaths.
Since the outbreak first emerged in China's Wuhan in December, over 244,000 people globally have been affected by the novel coronavirus infection, with death toll at 10,031 and recoveries at 86,000.
On Thursday, Italy surpassed China's death toll, accounting for 3,405 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University's live tracker for the disease.
In India, on Thursday, there were 189 cases in total of which Maharashtra accounted for 49, according to state health minister Rajesh Tope.
Delhi now has 17 cases in total, including one foreign national. Of the 17, three have recovered, while there has been one casualty.
Ladakh has reported two new cases, taking the total in the state to 10, while Telangana has 16 now.