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Coronavirus: Death toll rises to 10 with nearly 500 cases reported in India

Deaths due to COVID-19 rose to 10 in India and the number of cases has climbed to nearly 500

Coronavirus: Death toll rises to 10 with nearly 500 cases reported in India
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India, First Published Mar 24, 2020, 2:24 PM IST
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A 65-year-old coronavirus patient died in Mumbai, taking the number of deaths due to COVID-19 to three in the metropolis.

The man recently returned from the United Arab Emirates and had travelled to Ahmedabad. He later complained of fever, cough and difficulty in breathing, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in a statement.

He also had pre-existing ailments, including high blood pressure and severe diabetes, it said.

He was brought to Kasturba Hospital in Mumbai on March 20 for treatment, but his health condition deteriorated further.

The 9th death due to coronavirus in the country was reported on Monday from Himachal Pradesh. A 69-year-old Tibetan man, who recently returned from the US, died after contracting the fatal virus.

32 states, UTs under complete lockdown:

A total of 32 states and Union territories have declared a complete lockdown so far covering 560 districts, in a bid to contain the coronavirus outbreak. Three other states and UTs have imposed a lockdown in certain areas in their territories, covering 58 districts. Another union territory has gone into partial shutdown.

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