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Coronavirus: 19 states/UTs report fresh cases, virus confirmed in northeast | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Covid-19 contagion was confirmed in northeast India with Manipur and Mizoram registering one case every, whilst 19 states and Union territories on Wednesday reported 86 fresh infections — the second highest for a single day after 99 on Monday.
Two extra deaths, one of an 85-year-outdated girl in Ahmedabad and one other in Tamil Nadu, took the nationwide toll from the virus to 13. Health ministry clarified that the dying it had reported in Delhi on Tuesday was not a Covid-19 case.
Meanwhile, the overall coronavirus instances in the nation stood at 645, as reported by the states. Between 60 to 100 each day instances have been reported in the previous 5 days. A complete of 56 sufferers have recovered. The well being ministry has confirmed 606 instances and 10 deaths to this point.
The fresh dying in Gujarat got here 4 days after a 67-year-outdated businessman from Surat, who had no journey historical past exterior India, has succumbed to the an infection.
State well being & household welfare division officers stated the Wednesday’s sufferer was from Danilimda space and had travelled to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. “She was admitted to the Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad with respiratory sickness on March 22. She had developed bilateral pneumonia,” stated an official.
With 15 new instances, Maharashtra once more overtook Kerala because the worst coronavirus-hit state. State authorities have confirmed 122 instances to this point whereas Kerala has reported 118 (9 new). Karanataka (51), Telangana (41), UP, Gujarat and Rajasthan (38 every) are subsequent in the checklist.
Delhi, which didn’t report a single case of Covid-19 in the final two days, confirmed 5 new instances on Wednesday, taking the state’s complete to 35.
Of the brand new instances, three are linked to the Saudi-returned girl who was discovered optimistic on March 17, and two others are residents of Sainik Farms in South Delhi with journey historical past to Brazil and London, officers stated.
“The Delhi affected person who died on Tuesday examined damaging for Covid-19 and due to this fact he was excluded from the checklist of Covid-19 deaths. Only one dying has taken place in the capital as a consequence of Covid-19,” stated a well being ministry official.
Meanwhile, Mizoram reporting its first Covid-19 case, that of a 50-year-outdated pastor who had returned from the Netherlands on March 16.
“The man belongs to the Mizoram Baptist Church. His wife and two children have also been shifted to the isolation ward at Zoram Medical College (ZMC) in Falkawn, about 20 km south of the capital. The pastor’s samples have been tested at the Gauhati Medical College laboratory,” Lalthangliana added.
Manipur had reported a suspected case on Tuesday, which has since been confirmed as a coronavirus an infection.
In Kerala, which has reported 118 instances of Covid-19, well being officers confirmed that as many as 12 individuals who examined optimistic for Covid-19 in the state have been cured. Among the overall quantity of individuals who examined optimistic for Covid-19, as many as 91 individuals arrived from totally different international nations whereas eight are foreigners. Nineteen individuals who examined optimistic had come into direct contact with the opposite sufferers. Haryana has reported two new instances, a physician working for a non-public hospital in Faridabad and a nurse working in Gurgaon-based tremendous-specialty hospital, taking the state’s complete to 18.
Karnataka reported 10 new Covid-19 instances on Wednesday — the best in a day. Local authorities stated an individual suspected to be affected by the illness has died in Bengaluru. His affirmation check is awaited. The Covid-19 instances in Punjab and Rajasthan stands at 31 and 36 respectively.
The well being ministry, nevertheless, insisted that there was no neighborhood transmission of Covid-19 occurring in India as but. The authorities has began flu clinics in hospitals such because the Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), the place random screening of individuals with related signs and no identified contact with an contaminated particular person or journey historical past will start, officers stated.

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