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.