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Monkeypox: Country’s tally rises to 9 after 4 test positive in Delhi and 5 in Kerala

Delhi has reported the fourth case of monkeypox, taking India`s tally to nine. A 31-year-old woman tested positive for Monkeypox in the national capital on Wednesday. This is the first case of the disease among women in the country. Out of the total of nine cases, four cases are from Delhi while the remaining five have been reported from Kerala.

India’s first case of monkeypox was reported on July 14 in a man travelling to Kerala. A 31-year-old man from Kannur in Kerala, who returned from Dubai, tested positive for monkeypox on July 18, making it the second confirmed case of the disease in India. Followed by a 34-year-old man from the national capital with no history of foreign travel has tested positive for the monkeypox virus.

The country also recently reported the death of a man in Kerala’s Thrissur, who had tested positive for monkeypox in the United Arab Emirates before returning to India, state health minister Veena George said on Sunday.

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