COVID-19: 2 New Cases in Karnataka; Global Death Toll Over 7,000

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Updated17 Mar 2020, 03:20 AM IST
India
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Two new cases of the novel coronavirus have been detected in Karnataka's Kalburgi and Bengaluru, the state Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar, said on Monday, 16 March.

Meanwhile, Italy on Monday, reported 349 more deaths due to coronavirus, taking the total death toll to over 2,000, AFP news agency reported. The global death toll has crossed 7,000.

The first human trial to evaluate a candidate vaccine against coronavirus has begun in Seattle, US health officials said Monday.

The total number of positive cases of coronavirus in India rose to 114 on Monday, including Indian and foreign nationals.

Snapshot
  • Health Ministry said that travellers from the European Union, Turkey and the United Kingdom are prohibited in India from 18 March
  • PM Modi cancelled his Bangladesh visit and will attend the scheduled event in Dhaka via video-conferencing on 17 March
  • Maharashtra reported 7 more cases raising the total number of cases in the state to 39
  • Spain has registered nearly 1,000 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of cases to 8,744
  • Iran announced 129 new virus fatalities on Monday, taking the total death toll in the country to 853

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