The spread of novel coronavirus in India has created panic in the country. After the first confirmed positive case was reported on January 30 in Kerala, the epidemic has expanded its footprint in the country, affecting more than 700 people.
More than three billion people around the world were living under lockdown on Wednesday as governments stepped up their efforts against the coronavirus pandemic which has left more than 20,000 people dead worldwide.
While the impact of the novel coronavirus has been the most in China and Italy, India also is within its grasp. After making its presence in Kerala first, the novel coronavirus reached other cities/regions including Bengaluru, Pune, Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Hyderabad, Jammu and Kashmir among others.
We, at Deccan Herald, bring to you the list of total positive cases in India today, that is, March 26, and the statewise impact of the epidemic, according to the Union Ministry of Health and sources (the list will be updated regularly).
The total number of positive cases (including deaths) in India: 722 as of March 27.
Total deaths in India: 18
Madhya Pradesh: 1
West Bengal: 1
Himachal Pradesh: 1
Tamil Nadu: 1
Jammu and Kashmir: 1
States/UT with confirmed positive cases: (State-wise details are updated as we receive information)
Kerala: 138 (including 7 foreigners)
Delhi: 36 (including one foreigner)
Jammu and Kashmir: 14
Rajasthan: 43 (including 2 foreigners)
Uttar Pradesh: 43 (including one foreigner)
Maharashtra: 130 (including 3 foreigners)
Tamil Nadu: 29 (including 3 foreigners)
Telangana: 43 (including 11 foreigners)
Haryana: 21 (including 14 foreigners)
Andhra Pradesh: 10
Himachal Pradesh: 4
West Bengal: 11
Madhya Pradesh: 23
Andaman and Nicobar Islands: 1
No. of people discharged: 43
While the Centre and state governments have been trying hard to check the spread of coronavirus by tracking, isolating and treating the infected persons, the gradual rise of the epidemic in India is worrisome.