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Coronavirus roundup today: Kerala records first death; new guidelines issued

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New Delhi, Mar 28: The Union Health Ministry on Saturday said that the total number of COVID-19 cases has increased to 873 in India with the death toll rising to 20.

In its updated figures at 9:30 am, the ministry mentioned two fresh deaths -- one each in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.

Coronavirus update: Novel cases in India rises to 126, fresh guidelines issued

Thus, deaths due to COVID-19 have so far been reported from Maharashtra (5), Gujarat (3), Karnataka (2), Madhya Pradesh (2) and one each from Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Punjab, Delhi, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.

According to reorts, the number of active COVID-19 cases in the country stood at 775, while 78 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated.

Check state-wise coronavirus positive cases

Total deaths in India:

  • Bihar: 1
  • Delhi: 1
  • Punjab: 1
  • West Bengal: 1
  • Karnataka: 2
  • Delhi: 1
  • Maharashtra: 5
  • Gujarat: 3
  • Himachal Pradesh: 1
  • Jammu and Kashmir: 1
  • Tamil Nadu: 1
  • Madhya Pradesh: 2
  • Kearla: 1

States/UT with confirmed positive cases:

Here is a state-wise count of coronavirus as per the health ministry:

  • Andaman and Nicobar islands 2
  • Andhra Pradesh 14
  • Bihar 9
  • Chandigarh 7
  • Chattisgarh 7
  • Delhi 39
  • Goa 3
  • Gujarat 45
  • Haryana 33
  • Himachal Pradesh 3
  • Jammu and Kashmir 18
  • Karnataka 55
  • Kerala 165
  • Ladakh 13
  • Madhya Pradesh 30
  • Maharashtra 177
  • Manipur 1
  • Mizoram 1
  • Odisha 3
  • Puducherry 1
  • Punjab 38
  • Rajasthan 48
  • Tamil Nadu 38
  • Telangana 48
  • Uttarakhand 5
  • Uttar Pradesh 45
  • West Bengal 15

Total recovered: 79

States, UTs intensify vigil on travellers arriving from abroad

In a bid to check the spread of coronavirus, many state and Union Territories have intensified monitoring of international passengers who arrived in their jurisdictions over the past two months, officials said on Saturday.

The state and UT administrations have geared up their machinery after Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, in a letter Friday, told them that more than 15 lakh international travellers have arrived in India since January 18, but there appears to be a gap between the actual monitoring for COVID-19 and the total arrivals.

"We have information that the State and UT administrations have intensified their vigil on people who have arrived from abroad in last two months and whether any of them is developing symptoms of Covid-19," a government official said. Next few days are crucial and if anyone shows any symptoms, the local authorities will take action to quarantine them or shift to a designated hospital, the official said.

In his letter to Chief Secretaries of all States and UTs, the Cabinet Secretary said the gap in monitoring of international passengers for Coronavirus may seriously jeopardise the efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19, given that many amongst the persons who have tested positive for so far in India have history of international travel.

List of affected countries worldwide:

Sr No Countries Total Cases Total Deaths Total Recovered
1 China 81,394 3,295 74, 971
2 Italy 86,498 9,134 10,950
3 Iran 35,408 2,517 11,679
4 South Korea 9,478 144 4,811
5 USA 1,04,256 1,704 10,950

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