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Coronavirus LIVE: 336 new cases in 24 hours, death toll climbs to 56

Andhra Pradesh confirms first death due to Coronarvirus in the state. A 55-year-old man died on March 30. He had a medical history of diabetes and heart disease. His son had gone to Delhi and returned to Vijayawada on March 17, he too was tested positive for Covid-19.

India had 2,088 confirmed coronavirus cases until Friday and the death toll climbed to 56 as Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked citizens to show their “collective resolve” in fighting the disease that has prompted his government to impose a three-week lockdown. “In that brightness, we should resolve that we are not alone. Nobody is alone,” Modi said.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare today said that 12 deaths reported in the past 24 hours have pushed up India’s toll to 56.

A total of 336 new cases were also reported over the past 24 hours. At least 647 confirmed cases of cornavirus have been reported from 14 states over the last two days and are related to the Tablighi Jamaat meet in Delhi’s Nizamuddin area.

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