Coronavirus Infects Spreads To Uttarakhand
The total number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 110 that includes 17 foreigners – 16 Italian tourists and a Canadian. Uttarakhand reported its first case of COVID-19 on Sunday. The number of people died due to coronavirus is two – one each from Delhi and Karnataka.
Coronavirus spread in the country
With 32 positive cases, Maharashtra has the highest number of COVID-19cases in the country. Kerala has recorded 22 cases and it includes three patients that were discharged last month. Uttar Pradesh has 12 coronavirus patients and Delhi has 7. Ladakh has 3 patients of coronavirus and Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana have two each. Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Punjab have reported one case each.
Steps taken to contain the virus
According to health ministry data, 12,76,046 passengers have been screened at 30 designated airports. The government has traced the 4,000 people that came into contact with 93 COVID-19 patients. Also, there are 42,000 people under community surveillance.
The data further says that are sufficient personal protective equipment (PPEs). Also, that over 80,50,000 N95 masks and PPEs have been procured for health workers.
The government said that there was little need to panic because it wasn’t a community transmission. The infection had been tracked and there had been only a few cases of local transmission. It further said that it wasn’t a health emergency in India.
It also clarified that the suspected case of COVID-19, a 71-year man in Maharashtra, was tested negative. He returned from Saudi Arabia recently and died in a private hospital.