The total number of novel coronavirus cases in the country rose to 107 on Sunday, with 12 fresh cases in Maharashtra, the Union Health Ministry said.

The number of cases include two people who died in Delhi and Karnataka.

While a 76-year-old man from Kalaburagi who had recently returned from Saudi Arabia died on Tuesday, a 68-year-old woman in Delhi who had tested positive for coronavirus passed away at the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital on Friday night.

Delhi has so far reported seven positive cases and Uttar Pradesh 11. Karnataka has six coronavirus patients while Maharashtra 31, Ladakh three and Jammu and Kashmir 2. Telangana reported three cases. Rajasthan also reported two cases. Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Punjab have reported one case each.

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JAIPUR: All three old cases of coronavirus-positive patients in the state have now been tested negative and cured, while a 24-year-old youth found having the affliction is undergoing treatment at SMS Hospital .

The three who have been declared corona-negative following repeat tests include an Italian couple and a Dubai-returned, 85-year-old Jaipur native.

“Sixty-nine-year-old Italian man and an 85-year-old Jaipur native have been tested negative twice”,Both are now coronavirus-free,”. 

Italian’s man wife was tested negative for coronavirus affliction earlier. 

A total of three corona patients, including corona-positive, 70-year-old wife of the Italian man, have turned coronavirus-free after treatment at the state-run Sawai Man Singh Hospital, Jaipur. The three, however, have not yet been discharged and continue to be admitted in hospitals .

The Italian woman has been shifted to Rajasthan University of Medical Sciences (RUHS) Hospital from SMS hospital while the remaining two are in the SMS hospital.

A total of four persons have been tested positive for coronavirus here in the state so far and three of them have become free from the virus.

The fourth patient, a 24-year-old man, who was tested positive on Saturday, is also admitted at the SMS hospital.

Decision to give anti-HIV drugs to coronavirus-affected  Italian couple in Jaipur

Health ministry officials said on Thursday the decision to administer a combination of anti-HIV drugs — lopinavir and ritonavir — on a coronavirus-infected elderly Italian couple at a Jaipur hospital was “initially taken locally”.

The hospital has been asked to inform the health ministry and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) before administering the drug combination on COVID-19 patients in future, officials said. It was the first time that a combination of the two drugs was used to treat COVID-19 patients amid mounting coronavirus cases in India. The Italian couple are currently undergoing treatment at SMS Hospital in Jaipur.

“The decision to administer lopinavir and ritonavir combination initially was taken locally as they thought it was a severe disease and started the medicine. But we should not draw more conclusions from the same because single patient experiments do not reveal the truth more often.

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