COVID-19 LIVE | As confirmed cases surge to 95, Kerala CM announces lockdown of state till March 31
A 57-year-old man, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday night, died on Monday afternoon. This is Bengal’s first death from the coronavirus. So far, the disease has claimed 10 persons in the country and infected 421 individuals. As many as 27 patients have been cured and discharged from hospitals.
Maharashtra and Kerala have reported 89 and 95 confirmed cases of coronavirus respectively so far. In Maharashtra, out of 87 cases three foreigners have tested positive while in Karnataka a total of seven foreigners, out of 26 cases, have tested positive. Out of 26 cases in the national capital, one foreigner has tested positive.
Fourteen foreigners have tested positive out of 25 cases in Haryana while one foreigner has tested positive out of 29 total cases in Uttar Pradesh.
Meanwhile, two foreigners tested positive in Rajasthan out of 27 confirmed cases whereas 33 confirmed cases in Telangana include 9 foreigners.
Apart from these, seven confirmed cases have been reported in West Bengal, three in Uttarakhand, 20 cases in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, six in Chandigarh, nine in Tamil Nadu including three foreigners, 21 in Punjab, one in Puducherry, two in Odisha, four in Madhya Pradesh, two in Himachal, 18 in Gujarat, one in Chhattisgarh, one in Bihar and six in Andhra Pradesh.
The pandemic prompted the government to announce lockdown in nearly 80 districts across the country and suspend rail, air and inter-state bus services till March 31.
Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry along with Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh are set to go into complete lockdown from Tuesday