Coronavirus cases rise to 110 in India, Maharashtra tops the list

NEW DELHI, MAR 15 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 3/15/2020 11:57:34 AM IST

At least 110 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, twenty passengers on Sunday, including UK national tested positive for coronovirus, of Dubai-bound flight from Kochi. The passengers were detained and the flight left with the remaining 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.

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.

Global death toll crosses 6,000

The total number of deaths due to coronavirus across the world crossed the 6,000 mark on Sunday.

According to reports, the total number of deaths across the globe were recorded at 6,069, out of 162,699 total cases.

While China remains the country with the most deaths with 3,199, the pandemic is now spreading more rapidly in Europe, with 1,907 deaths in the continent’s worst-hit country Italy. Europe has emerged as one of the main hotspots for coronavirus. From the United Kingdom to Germany, governments have initiated large scale restrictions as a measure to contain the spread. But the countries in Europe which have been most affected by the virus are Italy and Spain. 

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