Novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 283 on Saturday after 56 fresh cases were reported in various parts of the country, the Health Ministry said.
A total of 15,701 samples from 14,811 individuals have been tested for SARS-CoV2 as on March 21 10 am, it said.
Among the Health Ministry’s 283 figure, 39 are foreign nationals, including 17 from Italy, three from the Philippines, two from the UK, one each belonging to Canada, Indonesia and Singapore.
The total figure includes four deaths reported from Delhi, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra.
Maharashtra has reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases at 63 including 3 Foreign nationals, followed by Kerala at 40, including seven foreign nationals.
Delhi has reported 26 positive cases, which include one foreigner, while Uttar Pradesh has recorded 24 cases, including one foreigner.
Karnataka has 15 coronavirus patients. The number of cases in Ladakh rose to 13 and Jammu and Kashmir 4.
Telangana has reported 21 cases, which include 11 foreigners. Rajasthan has reported 17 cases, including two foreigners. Gujarat has seven cases.
In Haryana, there are 17 cases, which include 14 foreigners. In a sharp rise in numbers, Punjab reported 13 cases.
Madhya Pradesh reported 4 patients who tested positive for coronavirus.
Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal have reported three cases each. Odisha and Himachal Pradesh each reported two cases while Puducherry, Chhattisgarh and Chandigarh reported one case each.