Coronavirus India Updates: Jammu Sees First Positive Case, Total At 41
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First Confirmed Coronavirus Case In J&K
A 63-year-old woman tested positive for coronavirus here, making her the first confirmed case in Jammu & Kashmir, officials said on Monday.
The woman, who had a travel history to Iran, was among two patients who were declared "high viral load cases" by the administration on the weekend.
They are undergoing treatment at the isolation ward of the Government Medical College hospital and are in a stable condition, the officials said.
"The test report of the woman patient is positive, while the report of the other patient is still awaited," a Health Department official said.
Three-year Old Child Tested Positive, Total Cases Reach 40
A three-year old child has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, officials said on Monday.
The child and its parents who had reached the Cochin International Airport at 6 a.m. on March 7 from Italy were subjected to thermal screening at the universal surveillance system established, officials said.
Detecting symptoms of coronavirus in the child,they were immediately referred to isolation ward of the Kalamassery Medical College Hospital, they said.
The samples of the child sent for examination at the NiV lab at Alappuzha have tested positive for Coronavirus, they said.
The samples of the parents have also been sent for lab test, the officials added.
Five fresh coronavirus cases, including three who evaded screening on return from Italy, were reported in Kerala, prompting the government on Sunday to sound a renewed alert and warn action against those hiding travel history to affected nations.
Arunachal Pradesh Bans Entry Of Foreigners
The Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to temporarily suspend issuing Protected Area Permits (PAPs) to foreigners to check the spread of coronavirus, officials said on Sunday.
Foreigners require PAPs to enter the state that shares a border with China.
Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar directed all PAP issuing authorities to suspend the issue of permits till further orders, they said.
Five More People From Kerala Test Positive
Five more people from Kerala have tested positive for coronavirus, Health minister, K K Shailaja said on Sunday. All the five hail from Pathnamthitta district. While three of them had returned from Italy on February 29, two others were their relatives, the minister said. All the five have been isolated in Pathnamathitta general hospital and are under observation. Their tests were confirmed on Saturday night.
Three More Test Positive
Three more positive cases— two from Ladakh with travel history from Iran and one from Tamil Nadu with travel history from Oman have been found positive, ANI reported quoting Sanjeeva Kumar, special secretary (Health), Union Health Ministry.