It's been 100 days since the first coronavirus case was reported: Pinarayi Vijayan

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Apr 10, 2020, 01:01 PM(IST)

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan tested positive for the virus on April 8, just two days after polls were conducted in Kerala. He was admitted to the Government Medical College in Kozhikode with COVID-19, tested negative on April 14. Photograph:( ANI )

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The first patient was a student studying at Wuhan University, China and had recently returned to India.

India had reported it's first confirmed case of novel coronavirus in Thrissur district of Kerala 100 days ago, State chief minister tweeted today.

Since then the state has recorded 357 cases with only 2 deaths, said CM Pinarayi Vijayan.

 

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The first patient was a student studying at Wuhan University, China and had recently returned to India.

Kerala had also reported the first case in the country where a child had been infected.

The 2019-novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) pandemic that has concerned health experts world over started in China's Wuhan city early December last year and has claimed 95,766 lives.

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