Coronavirus outbreak: Nearly 500 COVID-19 cases in India; 9 deaths

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NEW DELHI: According to Health Ministry data on Tuesday, nearly 500 coronavirus cases have been reported in India so far

 

According to the data updated Tuesday morning, the total number of COVID-19 cases stood at 492. The figure includes at least 41 foreign nationals and the nine deaths reported so far.

As per the Health Ministry report, the total number of active COVID-19 cases across the country now stands at 446, after over 22 fresh cases were reported, 37 people have been cured / discharged / migrated.

As cases of the viral infection surged in the past few days, authorities have put almost the entire country under lockdown, banning gathering of people and suspending road, rail and air traffic till March 31.

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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