COVID-19 cases climb to 151 in India

NEW DELHI, MAR 18 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 3/18/2020 12:47:01 PM IST

Number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in India rose to 151 on Wednesday after 14 fresh cases were reported from various parts of the country.

The cases include 25 foreign nationals -- 17 from Italy, 3 from Philippines, one each belonging to Canada, UK, Indonesia and Singapore. The figure also includes three deaths reported from Delhi, Karnataka and Maharashtra.

“The total number of active COVID 2019 cases across India stands at 134 so far,” a health ministry official said, adding that 14 others have been cured/discharged, while three have died. Over 5,700 people are under rigorous surveillance, the official said.

Meanwhile, the number of cases across the world reached 207,518, while it has been confirmed that at least 8,248 people have died.

According to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University, 82,104 people known to have contracted the virus have recovered.


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