Two fresh coronavirus cases reported from Delhi, Telangana
02 March 2020
Two confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported today from India. One of the patients is from New Delhi while the other one is from Telangana, the ministry of health and family welfare said. It said that both the patients are stable and are being closely monitored.
The person from Delhi has a travel history from Italy and is now being treated at RML Hospital while the one from Telangana has a travel history from Dubai.
The union health ministry today said two more positive cases were reported in India, one in Delhi and another in Telengana.
“One positive case of COVID-19 has been detected in New Delhi, and one has been detected in Telangana. The person from Delhi has a travel history from Italy, while the one from Telangana has a travel history from Dubai, the ministry stated in a release, adding that further details of the patients’ travels are being ascertained.
The ministry further said both the patients are stable and being closely monitored.
This is not the first positive case of the disease in India. Earlier, COVID-19 was confirmed among 3 students from Kerala but later on all of them were discharged from hospital after treatment.
Coronavirus has infected almost 90,000 people globally and caused more than 3,000 deaths, including 2,912 in China so far.
The rapid spread of the coronavirus has increased fears of a pandemic, with the World Health Organization (WHO) raising its global spread and impact risk alert to "very high" on Friday.
In Italy, the number of deaths from the illness rose to 29 and the accumulated total of cases reached 1,128, authorities said. Schools and universities will stay closed for a second consecutive week in three northern Italian regions.
China, where the epidemic began in December, reported only 202 new cases over the previous 24 hours with another 42 deaths. That brings the country's total number of reported cases to 80,026 with 2,912 deaths in all. The city of Wuhan accounted for most of the new cases, but also saw 2,570 patients released.
Monday's increase was China's lowest since 21 January. China still has about three-fourths of the nearly 89,000 cases worldwide, but outbreaks were surging in other countries, with South Korea, Italy and Iran seeing sharp increases.
South Korea confirmed 813 more coronavirus cases on 29 February, the biggest increase to date for the country and taking the national total to 3,150 infections with four additional deaths. Authorities also reported the country's first case of relapse - a 73-year-old woman who tested positive for a second time after her recovery and release from hospital last week.
The United States counted 80 cases as of Sunday and two deaths, both men with existing health problems who had been hospitalised in Washington state. The US total includes evacuees from a virus-stricken cruise ship and from Wuhan, but new cases among California health workers, in New York, Rhode Island and Washington raised concerns on both US coasts.