New Delhi, March 18: The number of novel coronavirus cases in the country rose to 147 on Wednesday, with 10 fresh cases reported from various parts of the country, according to the Health Ministry.
The cases include 25 foreign nationals and the three persons who died in Delhi, Karnataka and Maharashtra.
Over 5,700 people, who had come in contact with these positive cases, are under rigorous surveillance, the Ministry said.
Delhi has so far reported 10 positive cases, which includes one foreigner while Uttar Pradesh has recorded 16 cases, including one foreigner.
Maharashtra has 41 cases, including three foreigners, while Kerala has recorded 27 cases which includes two foreign nationals.
Rajasthan has also reported four cases, including that of two foreigners. Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Uttarakhand and Punjab have reported one case each.
In Haryana, there are 16 cases, which include 14 foreigners.
According to the ministry’s data, 14 people have been discharged so far, including the three patients from Kerala who were discharged last month.
Three persons infected with the virus have died so far, the latest casualty being a 64-year-old man from Mumbai with a travel history to Dubai who died on Tuesday.
The government on Tuesday banned the entry of passengers from Afghanistan, the Philippines and Malaysia to India with immediate effect, according to an additional travel advisory.
This instruction is a temporary measure and will be in force till March 31 and will be reviewed subsequently.
With coronavirus cases swelling in the country, the government has also banned the entry of passengers from the European Union countries, Turkey and the UK from March 18 till March 31.