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Coronavirus cases in India: 7 more deaths take toll to 20; cases cross 700 in India | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Seven deaths from Covid-19 infections had been reported from throughout the nation on Thursday, the very best single-day rely thus far, taking the toll from the illness to 20, at the same time as states registered 71 new cases, together with 4 in Delhi. The complete quantity of coronavirus cases so far in India crossed the 700 mark, ending the day at 727, in accordance to stories from states.
The well being ministry confirmed six new Covid-19 deaths, which included some already reported by TOI. The complete quantity of deaths confirmed by the ministry is 16. The ministry reported 88 new cases, the very best official single-day rely thus far, taking its complete to 694. Two deaths had been reported from Mumbai, each 65-year-previous girls with no journey historical past.
Most deaths have taken place in the aged and people with co-morbidities. In J&Ok, a 65-year-previous dealer and preacher from Sopore grew to become the Valley’s first Covid-19 casualty. Another dying was reported from Rajasthan, the place a 73-year-previous resident of virushit Bhilwara succumbed to Covid-19 on Thursday. “The patient was suffering from diabetes, chronic kidney disease and stroke,” state well being minister Raghu Sharma stated.
Madhya Pradesh additionally reported its second dying. A 35-year-previous man, with no historical past of international journey who was hospitalised with fever, cough and respiratory issue and later examined constructive for Covid-19, died throughout remedy in Indore. Earlier, a 65-year-previous girl from the state, who had examined constructive for Covid-19, had succumbed to the sickness. Gujarat recorded the dying of a 70-year-previous man and 5 new constructive cases on Thursday, taking the entire quantity of positives to 44. Covid-19 has claimed three lives in the state.
The newest sufferer, a resident of Bhavnagar, had lately travelled to Delhi. He was additionally affected by most cancers, diabetes and coronary heart illness, native authorities stated. There have been no Covid-19 deaths in Kerala thus far, though the state reported the very best quantity of new cases, 19, on Thursday. Maharashtra, the opposite Covid-19 hotspot, reported eight new cases. Kerala has had 137 Covid-19 sufferers thus far, the very best in the nation, adopted by Maharashtra (130), Karanataka (55), Telangana (45) and Gujarat (44). Total 4 new cases of Covid-19 had been confirmed from Delhi on Thursday, taking the entire rely to 39.
Lav Aggarwal, joint secretary in the well being ministry, stated whereas the quantity of COVID-19 cases was growing, there seems to be comparatively a secure development and even little bit discount in the speed at which they’re growing. “This however does not establish a clear trend and in no way are we relaxed about anything at this point,” he added.
Agarwal stated the ministry is hopeful of containing the unfold of the coronavirus by the social-distancing coverage, conducting a correct contact tracing of constructive cases and by making certain that each one individuals at house quarantine are monitored. He urged individuals to help the lockdown introduced by the prime minister, saying social distancing could be an efficient intervention to break the chain of transmission and all of the efforts will go into waste even when one particular person doesn’t observe the coverage for containment of the illness.

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