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COVID19: Tally crosses 460, domestic flight shut from Mar 25

New Delhi, Mar 23: As parts of India go under complete lockdown, new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in several states Monday took the total in India over 400, even as all passenger train and inter-state bus services remain suspended till March 31.

Over 80 fresh cases of novel coronavirus cases in the country took India’s tally to 464 on Monday afternoon with new cases from Telangana, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Bihar.

 

India’s tally also includes the death toll which rose to ten on Monday after three more coronavirus deaths.

Maharashtra, which has been the worst hit, has reported 23 new cases, taking the total of positive cases to 97 — the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India so far.

Gujarat reported 12 new cases on Monday, taking the total in the state to 30. The other states which reported new Covid-19 cases to include Tamil Nadu (2) and Bihar (1). Two cases were also reported in Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida on Monday.

Meanwhile, a man who had tested positive for coronavirus and later recovered from the infection passed away at a hospital in Mumbai. This is the third death reported from Mumbai in connection with the coronavirus.

Despite the surge in cases in the state, Maharashtra maintains that there has been no community spread. “I want to make it very clear that we have not entered the community spread phase,” Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope told ANI.

As of Sunday, Maharashtra was followed by Kerala at 67 and Delhi (26). Uttar Pradesh recorded 29 cases, Telangana 27, Rajasthan 27 and Haryana 23. Telangana reported three new cases on Monday.

Karnataka’s total number stood at 26 patients, though the state reported a new case on Monday. Punjab saw 21 cases while Gujarat 18. Ladakh reported 13 cases, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal seven each. Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh reported six cases each.

Jammu and Kashmir has reported four cases. Uttarakhand has reported four cases, while Bihar, Odisha and Himachal Pradesh reported two cases each. Puducherry and Chhattisgarh reported one case each.