Number of COVID-19 cases rises to 415 in India, says Health Ministry

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NEW DELHI:  The Union Health Ministry on Monday said that the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country rose to 415 after several fresh cases were reported from various parts of the country.

As per the report, the figure includes 41 foreign nationals and the seven deaths reported so far.

The 415 figure also includes 24 people who have been cured, discharged or migrated.

Cases have been reported from across the country, including from Haryana, Punjab, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Gujarat, Bihar and Maharahstra reported a death each on Sunday, while four fatalities were reported earlier from Karnataka, Delhi, Maharashtra and Punjab.

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.


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