Coronavirus: India’s death toll at 96

The total number of Novel Coronavirus confirmed cases on Saturday exceeded 3,200 and the death toll touched 96, according to State and Health Ministry reports.

Condition of 58 COVID-19 patients is critical and these patients are in states like Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, and Delhi, said the Union health ministry.

Two more cases have been reported in Dharavi, a 30-year-old and a 48-year old resident. The total number of cases in Asia’s largest slum Dharavi is now four, excluding the conservancy worker who was not a resident.

The people, so far, cured and discharged amount to 183, the Health Ministry said, while one has migrated.

In the past three to four days, there has been a rapid increase in the number of cases in Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh.

According to Joint Secretary in the Health Ministry Lav Agarwal, 1023 cases related to Tablighi Jamaat cluster have been found postive in 17 States so far.

“The first instalment of SDRF, Rs.11,092 crore, was released yesterday. The fund can be used for extending relief to migrant workers,” he added.

The Home Ministry has written to the state governments, asking them to take strict action against the attack on healthcare and essential services providers, keeping in view the safety of medical workers, Joint Secretary in MHA Punya Salila Srivastava had said.

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