COVID-19 India Updates: 1 More in Delhi Tests Positive, Total 31

The patient has a travel history of Thailand and Malaysia, confirms Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.

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The patient has a travel history of Thailand and Malaysia, confirms Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.
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One more suspected COVID-19 case has been confirmed in Delhi on Friday, 6 March. The patient has a travel history of Thailand and Malaysia, confirms Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.

This brings the total number of cases in India to 31, although this includes the 3 cases in Kerala that have since recovered.

Beyond this, there are 23 new samples that have tested positive in the first round, and more results are awaited by the National Institute of Virology in Pune, reported the Times of India.

This is likely to cause a steep increase in the total number of cases in India. The new patients may require isolation and further treatment.

So far, however, all 30 cases (beyond the 1 new case of today), are stable said Dr Harsh Vardhan. The 30 cases include the 16 Italians tourists infected as well.

Beyond transmission by travel, the Health Ministry warns of new cases relating to community transmission. They have asked states to prepare rapid response teams to deal with the health crisis at local levels, in districts and villages.

Rapid response teams already are in action in Delhi NCR, where the majority of confirmed cases are currently being treated.

To support the teams, ICMR testing labs have been set up in various parts of the country to process suspected patients efficiently.

COVID-19 India Updates: 1 More in Delhi Tests Positive, Total 31
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COVID-19 India Updates: 1 More in Delhi Tests Positive, Total 31
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