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Fourth coronavirus death reported in India, number of cases rises to 173

PTI New Delhi | Updated on March 19, 2020 Published on March 19, 2020

India has reported the death of a COVID-19 patient from Punjab on Thursday, taking the toll in the country to four, the Union Health Ministry said. The number of novel coronavirus cases in the country has risen to 173, the Ministry added.

The cases include 25 foreign nationals -- 17 from Italy, three from the Philippines, two from the United Kingdom, one each from Canada, Indonesia and Singapore. The figure also includes four deaths reported from Punjab, Delhi, Karnataka and Maharashtra.

“The total number of active COVID-19 cases across India stands at 149 so far,” the Ministry said. According to it, 20 others have been cured/discharged/migrated, while four have died.

Delhi has, so far, reported 12 positive cases which includes one foreigner, while Uttar Pradesh has recorded 19 cases, including one foreigner. Maharashtra has 47 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 has three cases, while Punjab has two cases so far. Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Puducherry and Chandigarh have reported one case each. In Haryana, there are 17 cases, which include 14 foreigners.

Published on March 19, 2020
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