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ICMR says 206 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in India so far

The total number of positive cases also include 32 foreign nationals.

The Indian Council of Medical Research has confirmed that the novel Coronavirus cases in India have climbed to 206 on Friday. ICMR said in its report that a total of 14,376 samples have been tested from 13,486 individuals for testing the presence of SARS-CoV2 as on March 20, 2020. Finally, 206 people are found positive of COVID-19 novel coronavirus among suspected cases and those who were in contacts of known positive cases.

The Union Health Ministry’s website has so far confirmed 195 active cases of coronavirus in the country. The Ministry said that out of the total cases 32 are the foreign nationals. The state of Maharashtra is facing the worst crisis after the rapid growth of novel coronavirus cases in the state as the toll reached 47. The state has also reported a death due to contagion. After Maharashtra, Kerala is the worst-hit state after the toll of infected patients reached 28 rapidly. Delhi has reported 17 COVID-19 cases while bordering state Uttar Pradesh has reported 19 confirmed cases with 9 people recovered and discharged.

19 people have been cured, 4 people have died and 1 person is reported to have migrated.

The newly formed Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir have reported 10 cases and 4 cases respectively. Apart from them, southern states of Karanataka reported 15 cases and Telanagana reported 16 positive cases.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on Thursday on the issue of the health crisis due to novel coronavirus calling for “resolve and restraint” to fight the deadly contagion. The Prime Minister asked the entire country to observe a ‘Janata curfew’ on Sunday, March 22 as a test run for social distancing over the next few days. He requested people to maintain social-distancing and stay at home from 7 am to 9 pm on Sunday and abide by it while underscoring the dangers of coronavirus.

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