Number of COVID-19 cases rise to 415 in India: Health Ministry

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New Delhi: In this photo provided by ITBP, evacuees who tested negative for the novel coronavirus leave the ITBP quarantine facility in Chhawla, New Delhi, Saturday, March 14, 2020. All 112 people who were evacuated from China’s Wuhan last month and admitted to an ITBP quarantine facility tested negative for coronavirus. (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: In this photo provided by ITBP, evacuees who tested negative for the novel coronavirus leave the ITBP quarantine facility in Chhawla, New Delhi, Saturday, March 14, 2020.  (PTI Photo)

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country surged to 415, a spike from the 360 figure the night before, the Health Ministry said on Monday.

The figure includes 41 foreign nationals and seven deaths.

Gujarat, Bihar and Maharashtra reported a death each on Sunday.

Four fatalities were reported earlier from Karnataka, Delhi, Maharashtra and Punjab, the ministry said. The 415 figure also includes 24 people who have been cured, discharged or migrated, it said.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said 18,383 samples have been tested till 10 am on Monday.

It was not immediately clear where the new cases have come from.

The total number of positive novel coronavirus cases includes 67 in Maharashtra, including three foreigners, and Kerala also at 67, with seven foreign nationals, data issued by the ministry showed.

Till Monday morning, Delhi had reported 29 positive cases, including a foreigner, while Uttar Pradesh recorded 28, also including a foreigner, it added. Rajasthan reported 27 cases, of which two are foreigners.

Telangana reported 26 cases, including 11 foreigners. Karnataka has 26 coronavirus patients, the ministry said.

Cases have been reported from across the country, including from Haryana, Punjab, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

(PTI)