COVID-19: death toll rises to 9

New Delhi, March 23: The death toll due to the novel coronavirus rose to nine today after West Bengal and Himachal Pradesh reported a casualty each. The number of confirmed cases soared to 468.

Bengal and HP reported its first death due to the coronavirus, while seven deaths were earlier reported from Maharashtra (2), Bihar, Karnataka, Delhi, Gujarat, and Punjab.

As per the Health Ministry data, the number of active COVID-19 cases are 424 now and 35 people have been cured/discharged/migrated, while nine have died, taking total number of confirmed cases to 468, including 40 foreign nationals.

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