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Coronavirus: 19 states / UT report new cases, virus confirmed in Northeast | India News


NEW DELHI: Covid-19 spread confirmed in Northeast India with Manipur and Mizoram registering one case each, even when 19 states and Union territories reported 86 new infections on Wednesday, the second highest in a single day after 99 on Monday.

Two more deaths, one from an 85-year-old woman in Ahmedabad and one in Tamil Nadu, brought the national virus figure to 13. The Health Ministry clarified that the death it reported Tuesday in Delhi was not a Covid-19. case.

Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus cases in the country was 645, as reported by the states. Between 60 and 100 daily cases have been reported in the last five days. A total of 56 patients have recovered. The health ministry has confirmed 606 cases and 10 deaths so far.

The new death in Gujarat came four days after a 67-year-old businessman from Surat, who had no history of travel outside of India, succumbed to the infection.

State officials from the family health and welfare department said the victim on Wednesday was from the Danilimda area and had traveled to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. “She was admitted to the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital with a respiratory illness on March 22. She had developed bilateral pneumonia,” said an official.

With 15 new cases, Maharashtra surpassed Kerala again as the worst state affected by the coronavirus. State authorities have confirmed 122 cases so far, while Kerala has reported 118 (nine new ones). Karanataka (51), Telangana (41), UP, Gujarat and Rajasthan (38 each) are next on the list.

Delhi, which did not report a single Covid-19 case in the past two days, confirmed five new cases on Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 35.

Of the new cases, three are related to the woman returned by Saudi Arabia who tested positive on March 17, and two others are residents of Sainik Farms in south Delhi with a history of travel to Brazil and London, authorities said.

“The Delhi patient who died on Tuesday tested negative for Covid-19 and was therefore excluded from the Covid-19 death list. Only one death occurred in the capital due to Covid-19, ”said a health ministry official.

Meanwhile, Mizoram reports his first Covid-19 case, that of a 50-year-old pastor who had returned from the Netherlands on March 16.

“The man belongs to the Mizoram Baptist Church. His wife and two children were also transferred to the isolation room at Zoram Medical College (ZMC) in Falkawn, about 20 km south of the capital. The pastor’s samples were analyzed in the laboratory of Gauhati Medical College, “added Lalthangliana.

Manipur had reported a suspicious case on Tuesday, which has since been confirmed as a coronavirus infection.

In Kerala, which has reported 118 cases of Covid-19, health officials confirmed that up to 12 people who tested positive for Covid-19 in the state have been cured. Among the total number of people who tested positive for Covid-19, 91 people came from different foreign countries, while eight are foreigners. Nineteen people who tested positive had come into direct contact with the other patients. Haryana has reported two new cases, a doctor working for a private hospital in Faridabad and a nurse working at a Gurgaon-based super specialty hospital, bringing the state total to 18.

Karnataka reported 10 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, the highest in one day. Local authorities said a person suspected of suffering from the disease died in Bangalore. Your confirmation test is awaited. Covid-19 cases in Punjab and Rajasthan are 31 and 36 respectively.

However, the health ministry insisted that there was still no community transmission of Covid-19 in India. The government has started flu clinics in hospitals like Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), where they will begin random screening tests for people with similar symptoms and with no known contact with an infected person or travel history, authorities said.

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