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COVID-19 death toll in India climbs to 25 as positive cases rise to 979

NEW DELHI, March 29 (KUNA) -- Death toll following the coronavirus attack in India rose on Sunday to 25 while the number of COVID-19 infections climbed to 979 cases, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said Sunday.
Six more people died in the last 24 hours to take the total number of deaths due to the coronavirus infection to 25 people while the total number of infections rose to 979 including 48 foreigners as 106 fresh cases were reported, the ministry said in its latest update.
The ministry also informed that 87 infected people recovered so far as the virus spread to 27 out of 36 states and union territories. Maharashtra is considered the worst affected Indian state as it reported six deaths and 186 total positive cases including three foreign nationals followed by Kerala with one death and 182 positive cases including eight foreigners.
The capital New Delhi has registered two deaths and 19 positive cases including one foreign national. The Indian authorities had imposed a nation-wide complete lockdown for 21 days in wake of the spread of the coronavirus and attendant deaths to more states.
The central and state governments had slapped curfew-like restrictions, closing down schools, educational institutions and universities imposing ban on religious and other festivals, huge gatherings. All transport services including train, bus, metro and flight were also came to a halt in wake of the spread of the deadly virus. (end) atk.mt