Covid 19

Coronavirus: 2 New Cases In India, First positive cases reported in Delhi, Telangana

The global death toll from the new coronavirus epidemic surpassed 3,000 after more people died at its epicentre in China, as cases soared around the world.

New Delhi| The Ministry of Health on Monday reported one positive case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease in Delhi and Telangana. The person who has tested positive in Delhi has travel history from Italy, while the other person has travel history from Dubai.

Around 85 Indian students stranded for a week in the university town of Pavia in north Italy’s Lombardy region, which has reported 17 coronavirus deaths over the past few days, have sent an SOS seeking evacuation at the earliest.

Iran’s Health Ministry raised on Sunday the nationwide death toll from the new coronavirus to 54 as the number of infected cases jumped overnight to 978 people.

The first cases in the country were not reported until Feb. 19, weeks after the virus broke out in Wuhan, China.

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China has announced its latest data on the coronavirus outbreak, reporting 42 new deaths.

That takes the death toll in China to 2,912, and worldwide to more than 3,000.

The National Health Commission says the latest deaths were all in the worst-hit province of Hubei and most were in its sealed-off capital of Wuhan.

Officials said there were also 202 new infections, the lowest number since the end of January.

Worldwide, there have been almost 90,000 confirmed cases, with the numbers outside China growing faster than inside China.

Indian automakers Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd (MAHM.NS) (M&M) and Tata Motors (TAMO.NS) said on Sunday their supply of parts from China had been hit, as fallout from the coronavirus outbreak mounts. Going into March, we anticipate the challenge on parts-supply to continue for another few weeks, before we get back to normalcy, Veejay Ram Nakra, Chief of Sales and Marketing at M&M’s automotive division said in a press release.

Tata Motors said in a press release that it, too, had been hit by supply disruptions due to the coronavirus outbreak in China, and was working to mitigate the situation.


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