Confirmed COVID-19 cases rise to 137 in India


NEW DELHI: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday stated that total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India is now 137. 


The total number of coronavirus cases in India jumped to 137 following several fresh cases reported from various states, including Odisha and Maharashtra. 

As per Ministry figures, the highest number of cases are from Maharashtra, Kerala and Karnataka. Maharashtra has recorded the most cases, with 36. Kerala follows in second with 24 and Uttar Pradesh is third with 14.

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday said that nearly 14,000 people were infected with the novel coronavirus globally over the past day, bringing the total number of confirmed cases above 167,500. 

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday issued guidelines and advised to maintain a distance of at least one meter between the two people to combat the spread of coronavirus. 

In the wake of spurt in cases of coronavirus across the country, the Central Government on Saturday decided to treat the deadly virus as a "notified disaster".

Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 100 countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic. 

India today recorded the third death due to coronavirus as a 64-year-old man passed away in Maharashtra. The man had a travel history from Dubai. 

Earlier, one 76-year-old man had died in Karnataka's Kalaburagi district. Later, a 68-year-old woman had passed away in Delhi.

Karnataka had reported its first death due to coronavirus. A 76-year-old man from Kalaburagi who had recently returned from Saudi Arabia. He had tested positive to Covid-19.

After that, a 68-year-old woman in Delhi, who had tested positive for coronavirus, died due to co-morbidity, diabetics and hypertension at the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital on Friday night.

India has also started evacuating its citizens from other countries after the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic and said that Europe is the new epicentre of the lethal virus.

Cases of the virus, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has been reported in over 130 countries, including India.
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.

The government has also tightened the lockdown on the spread of coronavirus cases with travel restrictions prohibiting entry of all passengers from European Union, European Free Trade Association, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Phhillipines and Afghanistan.


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