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Coronavirus outbreak Highlights: Two fresh cases reported from Pune, count in India rises to 47

Coronavirus outbreak Highlights, Coronavirus in India Latest Updates: Two fresh cases were reported in Maharashtra's Pune, taking the number of positive cases to 47. Other cases have been reported from Karnataka, Punjab, Kerala, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

Written by Kanchan Vasdev , Ralph Alex Arakal | New Delhi |
Updated: March 10, 2020 8:57:25 am
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Coronavirus Highlights: The number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 47 on Monday after two fresh cases were reported from Maharashtra’s Pune. The other cases were reported from Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Karnataka, New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Kerala. Case from Karnataka is yet to be confirmed by the Health Ministry.

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Monday said the government is prepared to deal with novel coronavirus and his ministry is sending directives, including guidelines, to states in all the languages on ways to contain it. Earlier today, the health minister chaired a review and coordination meeting with L-G Anil Baijal, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, mayors of the Municipal Corporations of Delhi and senior officials of various departments.

In Kerala, a three-year-child, who had recently returned from Italy via Dubai, tested positive earlier in the day. Officials in Kochi said the child was admitted to Kalamassery medical college and her parents were also moved to isolation wards. Jammu and Kashmir reported its first case after a man, who had recently travelled to Iran and South Korea, tested positive for the virus.

Here is the latest breakup of cases from across the world:

Break up of total COVID-19 cases in India

Pune: Two (first) cases reported today. The patients, a man and a woman, had travel history to Dubai.

# Karnataka: One (first) case reported today. Bengaluru resident who had returned from the US to Bengaluru tested positive.

# Punjab: One (first) person, who belongs to Hoshiarpur, with a travel history to Italy tested positive today.

# Kerala: Nine positive coronavirus cases. A three-year-old today was admitted in the hospital.

# Ladakh: Two persons tested positive. They have a travel history to Iran

# Jammu and Kashmir: One case reported today

# Tamil Nadu: One person, who has a travel history to Oman, has contracted the disease

# Delhi: Four confirmed cases including one who tested positive today.

# Rajasthan: Sixteen Italian tourists in Jaipur and one Indian who accompanied them got the infection

# Uttar Pradesh: Total eight cases reported including one patient who tested positive today. Six family members of a Delhi patient tested positive in Agra

# Telangana: One who tested positive has Dubai travel history, Singapore contact

# World: 1,05,836 Coronavirus cases reported across the world which included 3,595 deaths across 95 countries.

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On Monday, officials said that a three-year-old child had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The child and its parents who had reached the Cochin International Airport Limited at 6 am on March 7 from Italy were subjected to thermal screening at the universal surveillance system established, officials said. Detecting symptoms of coronavirus in the child, they were immediately referred to isolation ward of the Kalamassery Medical College Hospital, they said.

Jammu and Kashmir reported its first case after a man, who recently travelled to Iran and South Korea, tested positive. The patient has been kept at a quarantine facility in Government Medical College Hospital at Jammu.

In West Bengal, a youth from Murshidabad district, who returned from Saudi Arabia on Saturday, died at Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital on Sunday evening, sources said. Doctors said he was a suspected coronavirus patient and was in the isolation ward.

On Sunday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed to residents to take precautions against coronavirus without panicking, and to exercise caution while celebrating Holi. “The Delhi government is concerned about the situation. However, there is absolutely no need to panic. The government is fully prepared to tackle the crises. We need your support, I request all people of Delhi to cooperate in order to contain the spread of the virus,” he said.

The government has decided to use dedicated aerobridges in airports to facilitate the screening of passengers from France, USA and Spain in view of the rising numbers of cases in these countries.

The disease has now spread to more than 90 countries with over 1 lakh cases worldwide. Separate aerobridges are already in place for passengers from 12 countries: Italy, Iran, China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Nepal, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia.

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