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Coronavirus Fatalities in India Mount to 9 as Number of Positive Cases Rises to 471

West Bengal and Himachal Pradesh reported their first deaths due to COVID-19, while seven fatalities were earlier reported from Maharashtra (two), Bihar, Karnataka, Delhi, Gujarat, and Punjab.

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Updated:March 24, 2020, 12:05 AM IST
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Coronavirus Fatalities in India Mount to 9 as Number of Positive Cases Rises to 471
People board a crowded bus to return to their cities and villages in Kolkata on Monday. (Reuters)

New Delhi: The death toll due to the novel coronavirus pandemic rose to nine on Monday after West Bengal and Himachal Pradesh reported a casualty each, while the number of confirmed cases soared to 468, the Union Health Ministry said.

Three new cases were reported from Tamil Nadu on Monday night, taking the total number of infections to 471, although the Centre is yet to confirm it. State Health Minister C Vijaya Baskar said the three new cases in Tamil Nadu include a 25 year-old and a 48-year-old, both of whom returned from London, and a 54-year-old resident of Anna Nagar. All three are in isolation and treatment, he added.

The number of active COVID-19 cases are 424 now and 35 people have been cured/discharged/migrated, while nine have died, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 468, including 40 foreign nationals, according to the ministry data.

West Bengal and Himachal Pradesh reported their first deaths due to COVID-19, while seven fatalities were earlier reported from Maharashtra (two), Bihar, Karnataka, Delhi, Gujarat, and Punjab.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of "471 individuals have been confirmed positive among suspected cases and contacts of known positive cases". A total of 20,707 samples from 19,817 individuals have been tested so far, it said.

According to the ministry data, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases at 74, including three foreigners, followed by Kerala at 67, including seven foreign nationals.

Karnataka has 33 cases of coronavirus patients after seven more persons tested positive for the deadly virus. The number of cases in Telangana have risen to 32, including 10 foreigners, it said.

Uttar Pradesh has 31 positive cases, including a foreign national. Delhi and Gujarat have reported 29 cases each, while Rajasthan has 28 positive cases, including two foreign nationals.

In Haryana, there are 26 cases, including 14 foreigners, while Punjab has 21 cases, according to the data.

Ladakh has 13 cases, while Tamil Nadu has nine cases, including two foreigners. West Bengal reported seven cases, while Madhya Pradesh has six cases so far.

Chandigarh has six cases, while Andhra Pradesh reported seven cases. Jammu and Kashmir has four cases.

Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh have reported three cases each, while there are two case each in Bihar and Odisha. Puducherry and Chhattisgarh have reported a case each.

(With PTI inputs)

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Data Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India
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