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Total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in India rises to 137; Maharashtra worst hit

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Over 5,700 people who came in contact with Covid-19 now are under surveillance Of these, 113 are Indian nationals and 24 are foreign nationals.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India rose to 137, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Of these, 113 are Indian nationals and 24 are foreign nationals. There have been three deaths in the country so far, including one on Tuesday.

At 39 cases, Maharashtra is the worst hit state, followed by Kerala.

Delhi has so far reported eight positive cases while Uttar Pradesh has recorded 15 cases, including one foreigner.

Maharashtra has 39 cases, including 3 foreigners, while Kerala has recorded 26 cases which includes two foreign nationals.

Karnataka has 11 coronavirus patients. Ladakh has reported six cases while Jammu and Kashmir three. Telangana has reported five cases which includes two foreigners.

Rajasthan has also reported four cases including that of two foreigners. Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Punjab have reported one case each.

Odisha reported its first case on Monday.

In Haryana, there are 15 cases, which include fourteen foreigners, while Uttarakhand has reported one case.

According to the ministry’s data, 14 people have been discharged so far, including the three patients from Kerala who were discharged last month.

Three persons infected with the virus have died so far, the latest casualty being a 64-year-old man from Mumbai with a travel history to Dubai who succumbed on Tuesday.

While a 76-year-old man from Kalaburagi who returned from Saudi Arabia died last Tuesday, a 68-year-old woman in Delhi who had tested positive for coronavirus passed away at the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital on Friday night.

The number is all set to rise to 138 as Deepak Mhaisekar, Divisional Commissioner of Pune told ANI that one more person has tested positive for Covid-19 in Pimpri-Chinchwad on Tuesday. He has travel history to USA. With this, total number of Covid-19 cases will rise to 40 in Maharashtra.

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