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Bengaluru, Pune, Punjab report new positive cases of coronavirus; total count rises to 47

A Bengaluru resident, who has a recent travel history to the USA, tested positive for coronavirus on Monday. This is the first coronavirus positive case in Karnataka's capital. Another resident from Punjab, who recently returned from Italy, also tested positive

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Bengaluru Updated on: March 09, 2020 23:05 IST
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A Bengaluru resident, who has a recent travel history to the USA, tested positive for coronavirus on Monday. This is the first coronavirus positive case in Karnataka's capital. "The condition of the person who has tested positive for coronavirus is stable", Karnataka Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar said. 

Á resident of Punjab, who had recently returned from Italy, also tested positive for the new strain of the virus on the same day. Two more cases of COVID-19 were detected in Pune late in the evening, as per news agencies.

India on Monday reported five cases of COVID-19, taking the total cases of Coronavirus positive in India to 45.

Earlier, positive cases were reported from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Ernakulam in Kerala, and Jammu, the Union Health Ministry said, adding that no deaths due to the coronavirus had been reported yet in the country.

 In a statement, the ministry clarified that the man, who died in a hospital isolation ward in West Bengal's Murshidabad district on Sunday, tested negative for COVID-19 infection. He was admitted there with suspected symptoms of coronavirus following his return from Saudi Arabia.

 A total of 8,74,708 international passengers from 8,255 flights have been screened at airports as of Monday morning, with 1,921 passengers identified as symptomatic. As many as 177 of them have been hospitalised, 33,599 passengers are under observation and 21,867 passengers have completed their observation period.

The ministry appealed to people to reveal clearly about their travel history and fill the details in self-declaration forms properly.

Union Minister of Health Harsh Vardhan is continuously monitoring and reviewing the status, actions taken and future preparedness of states. 

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(with PTI inputs)

 

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