Health Ministry Pegs Total COVID-19 Cases at 649 in India

Out of the total, 47 are foreign nationals and one is a migrated patient.

Updated26 Mar 2020, 05:28 AM IST
India
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The total number of positive cases in India has risen to 649, the Health and Family Welfare Ministry said on Thursday, 26 March. Meanwhile, 13 people have died due to the disease, the ministry added.

While there are total 593 active cases, the number of discharged cases stands at 42, according to the ministry.

Out of the total, 47 are foreign nationals and one is a migrated patient.

Health Ministry Pegs Total COVID-19 Cases at 649 in India
(Infographic: The Quint)

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Kashmir reported its first death on Thursday, 26 March, as a 65-year-old man passed away in Hyderpora, Srinagar, due to coronavirus, Jammu and Kashmir Principal Secretary (Planning Commission) Rohit Kansal stated. However, this death has not been added to the ministry’s official numbers yet.

According to the ministry, there are 11 positive cases in Kashmir.

Maharashtra has recorded the most cases with 121, including three foreign nationals. Followed by Kerala at 110, with eight foreign nationals.

Karnataka has 41 cases, with three discharged. Gujarat, on the other hand, has 37 positive cases. Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, both have 36 positive cases.

“Delhi is prepared to supply all essential commodities to all residents of the national capital,” said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday, 25 March, ensuring that there will be no dearth of essentials in the markets. Similarly, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray also gave his assurance regarding the same.

Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday had announced a nationwide lockdown starting midnight of 24 March for 21 days to curb the spread of COVID-19. However, fair price shops and those dealing with food, groceries, fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat, fish, animal fodder will remain open, a Home Ministry order said.

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Published: 26 Mar 2020, 05:09 AM IST

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