Coronavirus outbreak: 3 more COVID-19 cases in Kerala; India touch 125

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala has reported three new cases of the novel coronavirus. With this, the total number of positive cases of Covid-19 reported here has reached 24.

 

While two people tested positive in Malappuram, one positive case was from Kasaragod district, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told media after reviewing the situation. All the three are said to be Gulf returnees.

According to the Onmanorama report, the number of people under observation has shot up to 12,740 on Monday. It was 10,944 on Sunday. The number of suspected cases in hospitals is 270. As many as 72 were admitted on Monday. 

The Union health ministry on Tuesday said that the number of novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 125.

The country's highest tally of 36 cases is reported from Maharashtra which includes three foreign nationals.

According to official data, Uttar Pradesh has 12 and Telangana with four cases of coronavirus.

Two fresh cases were reported from Karnataka today with Karnataka health minister stating that the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state has gone up to 10. One death linked to coronavirus has also been reported from the state last week.

Delhi which has 7 positive cases has also reported one death from the infection.

According to official data, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand have reported one positive case. Rajasthan has reported two positve cases.

Union territories of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir have reported four and three cases respectively. 14 foreign nationals have reported positive in Haryana.

The health ministry has issued advisory on measures to enforce social distancing and suggesting shut down of all educational instituions gymnasiums, museums, cultural and social centres, swimming pools and theatres till March 31.

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.

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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