The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India as on 31st March has risen to 1,251, according to the latest data from union ministry of Health & Family Welfare. The cases in West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Kerala have been consistently rising in the last few days. With more deaths reported in West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, the casualties in the states have risen to 3 and 5 respectively.
Meanwhile, Kerala has proved its more effective medical system in treatment of the most vulnerable group —the old-age patients, by successfully treating a couple aged 80 and 79 with diabetes and cardiac issues. These couple were infected by their relatives travelled from Italy, after sneaking out from the airport screening, in the first week of March. Though the state has been reporting more cases recently, with a foolproof screening process and expanded testing facilities, it has so far reported only one death.
The union health ministry has said on Tuesday that 102 patients have recovered so far, but 32 have died in various hospitals across the country.
Globally, there have been over 7.8 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. At least 37,600 people have died so far. The United States, Italy and Spain have registered more cases than China, where the outbreak started.