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Sudden jump of 23 more cases of coronavirus in India

The total number of covid-19 patients in India has reached 107. Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of cases at 31.

NEW DELHI, Mar 15: Marking a sudden surge in the transmission of the infection, 23 more cases of coronavirus were confirmed in lab tests today in India, taking the total number of covid-19 patients to 107.

While 4,000 people who came into contact with the infected people are under watch, another 45,000 have been put under community surveillance.

Among the States affected, Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of cases at 31, of which Pune has the maximum number of cases in the State at 16. Of this 31, 17 were confirmed in a day today. Kerala recorded three new cases today, taking the total to 22. Of the 23 new cases, Telangana had two new cases and Rajasthan one.

The total in UP is 11, Telangana 1, Andhra Pradesh 1, Tamil Nadu 1, Delhi-NCR 22, Ladakh 3, J-K 2, Punjab 1, Rajasthan 4. There were two deaths, one each in Karnataka and Delhi and 10 patients have been cured and discharged.

States such as Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Assam, Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu have closed schools, colleges, malls and cinemas to prevent community transmission of the infection.

Briton who tested positive and his group of 18 others were stopped from taking their Dubai flight. While the British national and his wife were put in a hospital isolation, the others were quarantined. The Briton had jumped quarantine in Munnar, a hill resort. The resort has been closed and its employees quarantined.

Of the 107 India has detected, 17 are foreigners. Several countries, especially Europe, have declared lockdown, closing schools, colleges, malls, cinemas, and banning events and gatherings of people. The US has barred flights from Europe and imposed demestic restrictions on gatherings, declaring a national emergency.

Apart from airport, seaport and border post screenings, India has cancelled all visas, banning entry of passengers from virus-hit countries. And declared the epidemic as a "disaster."

The Indian Railways issued issued orders to withdraw blankets and curtains from the AC coaches as they are not washed in every trip and likely to raise the risks of infection.

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