Coronavirus: 7 more deaths take toll to 20; cases cross 700 in India
NEW DELHI: Seven deaths from Covid-19 infections were reported from across the country on Thursday, the highest single-day count so far, taking the toll from the disease to 20, even as states registered 71 new cases, including four in Delhi. The total number of coronavirus cases thus far in India crossed the 700 mark, ending the day at 727, according to reports from states.
Two deaths were reported from Mumbai, both 65-year-old women with no travel history.
Most deaths have taken place in the elderly and those with co-morbidities. In J&K, a 65-year-old trader and preacher from Sopore became the Valley’s first Covid-19 casualty. Another death was reported from Rajasthan, where a 73-year-old resident of virushit Bhilwara succumbed to Covid-19 on Thursday. “The patient was suffering from diabetes, chronic kidney disease and stroke,” state health minister Raghu Sharma said.
Madhya Pradesh also reported its second death. A 35-year-old man, with no history of foreign travel who was hospitalised with fever, cough and breathing difficulty and later tested positive for Covid-19, died during treatment in Indore. Earlier, a 65-year-old woman from the state, who had tested positive for Covid-19, had succumbed to the illness. Gujarat recorded the death of a 70-year-old man and five new positive cases on Thursday, taking the total number of positives to 44. Covid-19 has claimed three lives in the state.
The latest victim, a resident of Bhavnagar, had recently travelled to Delhi. He was also suffering from cancer, diabetes and heart disease, local authorities said. There have been no Covid-19 deaths in Kerala so far, although the state reported the highest number of new cases, 19, on Thursday. Maharashtra, the other Covid-19 hotspot, reported eight new cases. Kerala has had 137 Covid-19 patients so far, the highest in the country, followed by Maharashtra (130), Karanataka (55), Telangana (45) and Gujarat (44). Total four new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed from Delhi on Thursday, taking the total count to 39.
Lav Aggarwal, joint secretary in the health ministry, said while the number of COVID-19 cases was increasing, there appears to be relatively a stable trend or even little bit reduction in the rate at which they are increasing. “This however does not establish a clear trend and in no way are we relaxed about anything at this point,” he added.
Agarwal said the ministry is hopeful of containing the spread of the coronavirus by the social-distancing policy, conducting a proper contact tracing of positive cases and by ensuring that all people at home quarantine are monitored. He urged people to support the lockdown announced by the prime minister, saying social distancing can be an effective intervention to break the chain of transmission and all the efforts will go into waste even if one person does not follow the policy for containment of the disease.
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Spain has crossed china’s tally death rates and its 2nd on list of high death rates italy is 1st plz stay back @ home !!
Its very important to stay back at home or else we shall have to pay a price which is priceless !!!
Govt. is trying it's best to prevent spread of the disease but our Indian public are so idiots that due to their foolishness the disease will continue to spread and thousands of such fools and lacs of innocent lives will be lost.
Can not imagine whats happening in italy, spain , france and usa # plz my fellow indians pull back completley at home !!!
Fellow Indians, please support our PM and all state Governments in enforcing this 21 days lockdown. It is important for the future of our great nation. We will come out of this......just a few days of sacrifice and patience will help us all WIN. Jai Hind
All the people who died of Coronavirus in India were elderly or they had pre existing health conditions
Stop group namaz ASAP
I think many state are not recording the cases except Kerala and Maharashtra like here in UP, I knew a person whose report is positive, but hospital authorities refused to take her in and now she in house quarantine , don't know what will happen to her . Here in UP authorities are ignoring and hiding in fact and no media is covering it . I request to media please try to investigate
Stay home and stay safe, this is the only time.
It seems we are going to face endless pain if we wont islolate ourselves # humanity in danger !!
Airports must have been lock down first but irresponsible Govt did this at last when whole nation was lock down.Now innocent people have to suffer.
people are still not following govt...roaming here n there
Imagine what would have happened if Pappu was PM.
Please do not get carried away by seeing the smaller numbers of cases and deaths in India. This is only the beginning of a long war against the virus.
This seems world War 3, fight under invisible weapons by China..
People are not observing Lockdown seriously. The Republic showed pictures of Maharashtra, Punjab, UP and Delhi and people are not following Lockdown. this is deadly. They thrash police. AIMIM MLAs attack hospital staff in Malegaon. IRON HAND is the need of the hour
Last 3 days statistics...reported infection per day 96 -> 88 -> 74. See the fall of total number. Isn't that a good indication? Trust on God. It's going to be alright.
看看最近三天的统计的新增病例：96 > 88 > 74，呈下降趋势。这不是一个好迹象吗?
Chalu • Earth
This data is not correct.. if rest of world is getting higher data of infection than why not india ?? we don't have enough testing done .. criteria for testing is so limited to only people with travel history..
Malviya • Mumbai
India should come together to boycott china products .. be it cellphone, tv, any stuff of the world and go nment need to pit end any business tie and diplomatic rekations with china .. this is invisible world war 3 ....
by the way , u might br posting this message via some chinese phone
If the central go nment has stopped all the inbound flights to India from 1st Mar'20 onwards then lockdown is not necessary in the current situation and everything will be normal today.