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Coronavirus outbreak in various states in India

Coronavirus outbreak in various states in India

The World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic. Several people died due to this virus.

In India, many new cases have been reported from various states for the past few weeks. So far, the number of people identified with COVID-19 is 81 as per the health ministry.

The first positive coronavirus virus case was reported in Kerala on January 30. Later, another two positive cases were reported in Kerala.

These three patients were kept in isolation immediately and more than 3,400 people who were suspected to have contact with these patients were also put in quarantine.

India has witnessed a calm phase until March 1 as no new positive case was reported. After that, the number of coronavirus positive cases have been growing gradually. In less than two weeks, i.e. from March 2 to March 13, 78 people have been tested positive for COVID-19.

These cases were reported from various states including Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, J&K, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh and Ladakh.

These include 16 Italian people who travelled to India and three patients who have been cured and discharged from hospitals.

Most of the positive cases had a travel history to countries affected by coronavirus and few cases were reported to have been transmitted locally in the country.

Officials said that India recorded its first death related to coronavirus. A 76-year-old from Karnataka who returned from Saudi Arabia died on Tuesday.

An elderly man who was under home quarantine in Kerala died on Friday. The cause is yet to be known.

The Indian of Medical Research (ICMR) says that 5,066 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in the country till 9th March 2020.

Many states ordered to close schools, shopping malls and theatres. Even the examinations by some boards have been postponed and rescheduled to a date that would be announced later.

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