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COVID 19 LIVE | Eight more test positive in Telangana, India total cases 170

The number of novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 170 on Thursday after 32 fresh cases were reported from various parts of the country in the last 24 hours.

A 23-year-old woman has tested positive for COVID-19 in Chandigarh today. She has travel history to the United Kingdom.

The cases include 32 foreign nationals — 17 from Italy, 8 from Indonesia, 3 from Philippines, two from UK, one each belonging to Canada and Singapore.

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 succumbed on Tuesday.

The government informed the Lok Sabha that as many as 276 Indians abroad have tested positive for coronavirus. The list includes 255 pilgrims in Iran.

As the world shuts down borders and limits travel, the total number of Indians affected by the coronavirus now stands at 445, including the 276 Indians abroad. In India, the total number of cases is 169, with 32 of them being foreigners.