New Delhi: A day after India recorded the second death case linked to coronavirus, the health ministry confirmed that the number of the positive cases reached 83 on Saturday. This includes the two death cases and the first three cases of Kerala where the patients have been released. Also Read - Alia Bhatt's 'Save Water' Reminder Amid Coronavirus Precautions is Global Advice of The Hour!
While a 76-year-old man from Kalaburagi who had recently returned from Saudi Arabia died on Thursday, a 68-year-old woman in Delhi who had tested positive for coronavirus passed away at Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital on Friday night. Also Read - Pakistan Responds to PM Modi's Appeal; Says Ready to Participate in Coronavirus Video Conference
The woman, whose son with a travel history abroad had tested positive, died because of co-morbidity (diabetes and hypertension), the health ministry said, adding she had tested positive for COVID-19. Also Read - What? Egyptian TV Show Interviews Coronavirus Who Himself was Wearing Gloves
Here is a state-wise break-up of the cases.
|States||Number of Cases|
|Jammu and Kashmir||1|
|Foreigners||17 (16 Italians, 1 Canadian)|
The break-up reveals that states, where the initial cases were reported, are reporting more and more cases. New states are not getting infected unless there is an incident of travel.
With the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring COVID-19 a pandemic, a Health Ministry official said over 4,000 people who had come in contact with the 83 positive cases have been identified through contract tracing and were being tracked while 42,000 people across the country are under community surveillance.