The total number of novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 492 today, according to the Health Ministry data. The figure includes 41 foreign nationals and the nine deaths reported so far. Kerala is worst hit with 95 confirmed cases. Maharashtra has the second highest number of cases at 87. Delhi has reported 31 positive cases. Telangana has reported 32 cases. Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan have reported 33 cases so far. In Haryana, there are 26 cases, which include 14 foreigners.
Thirty states and Union territories declared a lockdown by late evening on Monday. Two persons died on Monday, one in Bengal and the other in Himachal Pradesh.
Here is a state-wise count of coronavirus as per the health ministry:
Andhra Pradesh 7
Himachal Pradesh 3
Madhya Pradesh 7
Tamil Nadu 12
Jammu and Kashmir 4
Uttar Pradesh 33
West Bengal 7
The health ministry on Monday said at least 12 private diagnostic chains have got approval for testing Covid-19, including Dr Lal PathLabs and SRL Diagnostics. Of these chains, five are in Maharashtra, while the remaining facilities are spread across Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. These chains together have 15,000 collection centres across the country.
Meanwhile, India will ban passenger flights on all domestic routes from Tuesday midnight in a desperate bid to arrest the spread of the deadly Covid-19.
News Source:- livemint