New Delhi: Twelve more cases of coronavirus – eight in Delhi and another four in Telangana – have been detected in India, the government said today.
The latest confirmed cases take the total coronavirus cases in India to 15.
Weeks after the first case was reported in Kerala. An Italian tourist also tested positive for the virus in Rajasthan.
The first sample came negative, the second positive and the result of a third sample also positive.
The tourist came with a group and the rest of the group have been tested positive.
“People should maintain hygiene, wash hands properly and avoid going to crowded places,” the Health Minister said.
Minister of Health for State Ashwini Choubey said that 15 laboratories are working to fight the disease and 19 more will be set up.
The global death toll from the outbreak crossed 3,000 on Monday after dozens more were killed in China and cases soared around the world with a second fatality in the United States. The deadly virus, first detected in China in December last year, has spread to more than 60 countries and infected more than 88,000 people.