Novel coronavirus cases in India rise to 169

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NEW DELHI: The novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 169 on Thursday after 18 fresh cases were reported from various parts of the country.

 

According to the Health Ministry, the cases include 25 foreign nationals -- 17 from Italy, 3 from the Philippines, two from the UK, one each belonging to Canada, Indonesia and Singapore.

The figure also includes three deaths reported from Delhi, Karnataka and Maharashtra so far. 15 others have been curedand discharged so far.

So far, Delhi has, reported 12 positive cases which includes one foreigner, while Uttar Pradesh has recorded 17 cases, including one foreigner. In Haryana, there are 17 cases, which include 14 foreigners.

Maharashtra has 45 cases, including three foreigners, while Kerala has recorded 27 cases, which include two foreign nationals.

Karnataka has 14 coronavirus patients. The number of cases in Ladakh rose to eight and Jammu and Kashmir four. Telangana has reported six cases which include two foreigners.

Rajasthan has also reported seven cases including that of two foreigners. Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradeshreported two cases so far.

Odisha, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Pondicherry, Chandigarh and Punjab have reported one case each.

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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