New Delhi, March 27 -- The Union health ministry, on Wednesday morning, reduced the Covid-19 nationwide death toll by one and clarified that the test report of a Delhi man who died Tuesday night was negative for coronavirus infection.

The health ministry website, on Wednesday morning, clarified that the "second death reported in Delhi is Covid-19 negative."

"The preliminary test of the Delhi man had come positive for coronavirus infection and the website was updated based on that. However, the later confirmatory test showed that he did not have the disease," Lav Agarwal, joint secretary, Union health ministry, said.

The Tuesday night update had Delhi's Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) unit frantically calling up its offic...