Coronavirus cases in India climb to 43
Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja has said that the state has been put on high alert in the wake of the new cases.
The total number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 43 on Monday, with three new cases reported from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. A three-year-old child in Kerala has also tested positive for the virus.
Officials in Kochi said that the child and its parents who had reached the Cochin International Airport Limited at 6 am on March 7 from Italy were subjected to thermal screening at the universal surveillance system established, officials said. Detecting symptoms of coronavirus in the child, they were immediately referred to isolation ward of the Kalamassery Medical College Hospital.
The samples of the child sent for examination at the NiV lab at Alappuzha have tested positive for the coronavirus. The samples of the parents have also been sent for lab test, the officials added.
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Five fresh coronavirus cases, including three who evaded screening on return from Italy, were reported in Kerala, prompting the government on Sunday to sound a renewed alert and warn action against those hiding travel history to affected nations.
Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja has said that the state has been put on high alert in the wake of the new cases.
A 63-year-old woman has also tested positive for coronavirus in Jammu. The woman, who had a travel history to Iran, was among two patients who were declared "high viral load cases" by the administration on the weekend.
They are undergoing treatment at the isolation ward of the Government Medical College (GMC) hospital and are in a stable condition, the officials said. "The test report of the woman patient is positive, while the report of the other patient is still awaited," a Health Department official said.
The Ministry of Health continues to spread awareness among the masses about the deadly virus which has killed more than 3,800 people and infected 110,090 worldwide. The COVID-19 has affected 109 countries and territories around the world.
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