NEW DELHI, India

India reported its first death from the coronavirus on Thursday, while the total number of cases in the country rose to 73.

In a statement, the country’s Health Ministry said the victim, a 76-year-old man who had tested positive for COVID-19, died in the southern state of Karnataka on March 10.

It said the man was a resident of Karnataka’s Kalaburagi district and had visited Saudi Arabia between Jan. 29 and Feb. 29.

“While he was asymptomatic on his return, he developed symptoms of fever and cough on March 6. One private doctor visited him at his home and

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