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Top news: Chandigarh woman tests positive, toll climbs to 166

DNA Thursday, 19 March 2020
The total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus rose to 166 on Wednesday, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced.
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Count of Coronavirus infection cases crossed 135 in India on Tuesday. The Indian Council of Medical Research said that India has reached Stage 2 of the outbreak. The death toll due to Covid-19 reached 3 on Tuesday after a 64-year-old passed away at a hospital in Maharashtra's Mumbai. Restrictive...

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