The number of positive coronavirus cases in India has reached 656 while the death toll rose to 17 so far in India.
Over 20 new Covid-19 cases from different parts of the country were reported on March 26th, 2020, along with four casualties.
According to the health ministry data, the number of active Covid-19 cases in the country stood at 593, while 42 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated. The total number of 649 cases included 47 foreign nationals, the ministry said.
With five more people testing positive for coronavirus in Indore, the total number of cases in the city have risen to 10, taking the Madhya Pradesh tally to 15 on Thursday. A 35-year-old man who had earlier tested positive for Covid-19 died in Indore on Thursday. The first death was that of a 65-year-old woman from Ujjain.
In Goa, three persons, all with travel history abroad, tested positive for coronavirus, health department officials said. This is the first time the tourist state has reported coronavirus positive cases.
Cases in Delhi rose to 36 today after a doctor, his daughter and wife and one other person tested positive. The doctor had come into contact with a woman who had returned from Saudi Arabia.
In West Bengal, an eldlerly tested positive for the coronavirus making him the 10th case of the deadly viral disease in the state. The 66-year-old from Nayabad in Kolkata had no history of travelling abroad or outside West Bengal.
The global tally of the positive cases reached 4,90,271 while the death toll reached 22,156. However, a total of 1,18,060 people were recovered or discharged.
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