Coronavirus: Number of confirmed cases rise to 125 in India


The number of confirmed coronavirus cases touched 125 in the country on Tuesday after fresh cases were reported from Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh and Kerala.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; among those tested positive, 103 are Indians and 22 are foreigners. Maharashtra continues to have the highest number cases, with the number at 36.

The government has imposed fresh travel restrictions, prohibiting entry of passengers from the EU countries and the UK from March 18.

A Maharashtra government official said four patients were detected for the novel coronavirus infection, taking the state tally to 36, as concerns over the pandemic steered decisions across all sectors and states, including in politically volatile Madhya Pradesh.

The Union ministry did not immediately add the Maharashtra cases to its national count, covering 15 states and Union Territories. Kerala officials also maintained the total tally was 24 as against 23 given by the Union Ministry.

While two people died, 13 people were discharged after they recovered from the infection, which according to the WHO has infected 1,68,019 people in 148 countries and territories and claimed more than 6,610 lives.

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