lNEW DELHI: India reported one more case of COVID-19, taking the total to six in the country. A person in Jaipur who tested positive for the virus is now one among the three patients undergoing treatment.
“One (1) case has been confirmed as positive for COVID-19 from Jaipur. The patient is in isolation and is stable,” the government said in an update on Tuesday.
Further details are awaited.
The Jaipur patient is in addition to two cases that were confirmed on Monday, one in Delhi who had travelled to Italy and another in Telangana who had a travel history of Dubai.
Six suspected cases have also been detected in Agra who may have come in contact with the patient from Delhi. The government is awaiting test results from the National Institute of Virology in Pune, the health ministry said.
Since the outbreak was first reported in China’s Wuhan in late December, the number of people infected has now topped 90,000 globally. While more than 80,000 of these are in China, infections in other countries, especially Italy, Iran, South Korea and Japan, have seen an alarming rise.
South Korea now has 4,800 cases, the largest number outside of China, while in Italy there are over 2,000 who have tested positive for novel coronavirus. In Iran, the number has risen to 1,501 as of today from less than 1,000 on Monday, while there are 274 cases in Japan, according to information available on the John Hopkins University portal for the disease.
There are more than 100 cases each in US, Singapore, Spain, Germany and France.