India’s COVID-19 death toll crosses 100 with 30 new deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: India’s death toll rose by 30 in the last 24 hours due to the Novel Coronavirus. The number of deaths in the country has crossed 100 and now reached 109. Also, the health ministry informed that the total number of cases surged by 700 taking the number of cases to 4,067. However, some news reports claim the death toll currently stands at 118 while the number of cases has risen to 4,300.  

The Coronavirus cases in the country have doubled in just four days. Of these, a significant number of cases are linked to the Tablighi Jamaat’s religious event in Delhi. So far, 1,445 people that are associated with the gathering have tested positive. The volunteers of the Tablighi Jamaat, who travelled to various states after the event as also people who came in contact with them, were identified and constitute a total of 25,500 people. All of them have been kept under isolation. Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), informed that 1,750 foreign citizens who are connected with the organisation were blacklisted.  

Agarwal stated that 30 new Coronavirus deaths and 693 new cases were reported across the country in 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 4,067. Besides, 60% of the patients who died, were senior citizens (above 60) and 30% of the patients were in the age group of 40 to 60, Agarwal said. After Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and then Delhi recorded the highest number of cases in India. Even in Delhi, the number of Coronavirus cases has crossed 500.   

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