COVID-19: 42 Fresh Cases, 4 Deaths Reported In Last 24 Hours
NEW DELHI : The total number of people who have been confirmed positive for COVID-19 in India has risen to 649 in India, including 593 active cases and 42 people who have been cured or discharged from hospitals, according to the recent update by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Thursday morning.
42 fresh Coronavirus cases and four deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported in the last 24 hours and total number of cases now stands at 649.
The death toll due to the novel coronavirus in the country has reached 13, the official data reported. As on Wednesday, India had total 606 cases of Covid-19 and had seen 10 deaths. “Don’t be Patient 31”: How one person can infect more than 1,000 people with coronavirus
2 new positive cases of Coronavirus in Mumbai and Thane; Till now, the total number of positive cases in the state is 124: Health Department, Maharashtra A 65-year-old man from Hyderpora, Srinagar passes away due to Coronavirus; Four of his contacts also tested positive yesterday: J&K Principal Secretary (Planning Commission) Rohit Kansal. Goa and Jammu & Kashmir reported first deaths, while Maharashtra reported its fourth.
While, The Karnataka government, here on Thursday, reported second Covid-19 death and four more positive cases, raising the total number of cases to 55. According to reports, a 70-year-old woman, resident of the Chikkaballapura district, had a history of travel to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. She had returned to India on March 14 and died on March 24.
The World health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said lockdowns will not be enough to eradicate the virus. They have only created what he called a “second window of opportunity” “Aggressive measures to find, isolate, test, treat and trace is not only the best and fastest way out of extreme social and economic restrictions, but they’re also the best way to prevent them,” the WHO chief added.
After four consecutive days of high number of infections – between 70 and 80 – 43 new cases have been registered in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said today. Even yesterday, 73 new cases were detected, which took the total to 606. Today, with the 43 new cases, the total stands at 649. Four more persons have died, taking the total to 13.
“We have observed that the rate of growth of cases has decreased, but in no way are we being relaxed about anything at this point,” Lav Agarwal, senior Health Ministry official, told the media today.
Calling it a “stable or slow growth”, the official said, “People quarantined must be monitored… We need to make people aware about social distancing and must be reassured that there will be no shortage of essential commodities, so they stop crowding shops”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who made the announcement in the evening, said while 21 days might seem like a long time, “this is the only way to ensure everyone is safe”. Staying at home, he had repeatedly said, is now a matter of survival.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced a Rs 100 crore relief package for the poor in wake of Coronavirus Lockdown.
(With Agency Inputs ).