A total number of COVID-19 affected cases in Maharashtra raises to 52 making it the most affected state in India. The accumulative number of Coronavirus cases in India has reached to 195 from 35 last week. At present, there are 171 positive cases in the country. The number was published by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
There are 32 foreign nationals and 163 Indian citizens in the count. Indian reported 4th death of COVID-19 infection on 19th March. The Centre confirmed that a 72-year man who had come back from Germany via Italy died in Punjab due to the viral infection. The 3 other deaths were from Delhi, Maharashtra, and Karnataka.
Maharashtra saw the number rising to 48 and Kerala observed 28 coronavirus patients. New Delhi recorded 17 patients. Telangana reported the highest number of cases on 17th March after a group of 7 Indonesians arrived from Scotland. Karnataka has observed only 15 cases until the date and 1 death so far.
The first case in Chandigarh was recorded on Thursday as a 23-year-old woman tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus. Two more cases found in Uttar Pradesh making a total count of 19. A 24-year-old woman tested positive in Chhattisgarh on Thursday, Gujrat states its first case on 19th March with two more cases from Surat and Rajkot.
At present, 20 people are discharged so far in India.
As India keeps hanging around with the threat of Coronavirus or COVID-19, the Government on 19th March decided to ban the air traffic from any International airline from 22nd to 29th March.
Indian Railways has suspended concessional bookings of all tickets except for patients, people with disabilities and students, unreserved and reserved categories from the 20th Midnight until further notice. The move is taken to prevent senior citizens from traveling.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged for ‘Janata Curfew’ on Sunday, 22nd where he has requested citizens to stay indoors voluntarily from 7 AM to 9 PM.