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Another Delhi man tests positive for COVID-19; 31 confirmed cases in India

The Health Ministry on Friday confirmed that another man in Delhi has been tested positive for COVID-19. With this, the confirmed cases in India reaches 31.

India TV News Desk Written by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: March 06, 2020 13:12 IST
Another Delhi man tests positive for COVID-19; 31 confirmed

Another Delhi man tests positive for COVID-19; 31 confirmed cases in India

The Health Ministry on Friday confirmed that another man in Delhi has been tested positive for COVID-19. With this, the confirmed cases in India reaches 31. The man with coronavirus infection has a travel history to Thailand and Malaysia. 

The latest case is third in Delhi while on Thursday a middle-aged man from Ghaziabad tested positive for the virus, is being treated at the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital in the national capital.

"One suspected COVID19 case has been confirmed as positive. The patient is from Delhi. He has a travel history to Thailand and Malaysia. He is stable and being monitored. The total number of confirmed cases in India now stands at 31," a health ministry official told PTI.

The 30 other positive cases include a 45-year-old man from Delhi's Mayur Vihar and six of his relatives from Agra whom he had recently visited.

Another is a Paytm employee who works in Gurgaon and lives in west Delhi. They are all being treated at the Safdarjung hospital.

A 24-year-old man from Hyderabad, who has also tested positive for coronavirus, has been isolated. Besides, 16 members of a tourist group from Italy and their Indian guide have been found infected by the virus.

While one Italian man and his wife are being treated at Jaipur's SMS hospital, 14 members of the group and their Indian guide, who were quarantined at the ITBP camp in Chhawla, have been admitted to the Medanta hospital in Gurgaon.

The total figure of positive cases includes the first three reported from Kerala last month. All three persons have been discharged following recovery.

Meanwhile, in a suspected coronavirus case, a man from Raipur, who returned to India from Kenya through Dubai, has been put under home quarantine.

(With inputs from PTI)

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