Andhra Pradesh reports first coronavirus case

South India

MACHILIPATNAM: A 24-year-old man tested positive for coronavirus in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh on Saturday, officials said.


This is the first case reported in the state.

According to the reports, the man flew from Paris to Delhi on March 15 and then to Hyderabad and Vijayawada on March 17.

According to a state health bulletin, he was admitted to a government hospital in Vijayawada on March 20 and tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday

As per the report, he has been admitted to the isolation ward of the hospital and is under observation.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday stated that the number of coronavirus cases in India has risen to 324.
Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 130 countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic. 

COVID-19, which stands for Coronavirus Disease 2019, is the name of the disease caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2. SARS-CoV-2 belongs to the Coronavirus family with crown-shaped spikes on its surfaces. The name of the disease was given by the World Health Organisation.


With inputs from Agency

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