Meerut. Coronavirus is spreading rapidly in Uttar Pradesh. Five family members have tested positive of COVID-19 in Meerut on Sunday. This news has stirred the state.

CMO Raj Kumar said, "First a man was tested positive for coronavirus. Later, his wife and his three brothers-in-law were also found to be positive. They have been put into quarantine facility." 

Infected Man visited three houses

The officer also said that the man had visited three houses because of which 50 more people in the area have to undergo COVID-19 tests.

He came in contact with 50 people too

He further explained, "We have sanitised the houses. The man had visited three houses and came in contact with 50 people. The reports of these 50 people are yet to come. After which we will know if there is any surge in the cases." 

death toll has increased to 25

According to the latest figures released today from Union Health Ministry the total coronavirus cases in the country has risen to 979,  This includes 48 foreign nationals. The death toll has increased to 25. Meanwhile, 87 patients have been cured/discharged across the country. Maharashtra reported 186 coronavirus positive cases, followed by Kerala at 182 and Karnataka at 76.

coronavirus death toll Globally

Globally, the death toll from coronavirus has crossed 30,000 with Italy seeing the highest casualty. Italy alone had more than 10,000 dead while the US ranked sixth in deaths. 

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