COVID-19 positive cases rise to 1071 in India, says Health Ministry

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As India continues to reel under the threat of COVID-19 pandemic, the total number of coronavirus patients in the country has surged to 1071, on Monday.

 

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare report, there are 942 active cases of the disease as of Monday, out of the total confirmed cases, while 99 persons have also been cured and discharged or migrated.

The number of people, who have succumbed to the infection in the country is 29 while one patient has migrated.

According to Johns Hopkins University.Globally, over 34,000 deaths have been reported and 151,991 people have recovered from the disease.

The Central government has taken many stringent measures to prevent the further spread of the disease.

Starting from Tuesday midnight, India is under 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of novel coronavirus. 

In a televised address to the nation on Tuesday, Prime Minister Modi said that it is vital to break the chain of the disease and experts have said that at least 21 days are needed for it. Social distancing is the only option to deal with the disease.

The Prime Minister said the lockdown has drawn a "Lakshman Rekha" in every home and people should stay indoors for their own protection and for that of their families.

Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 160 countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic. 

Only the essential services like grocery shops, medical outlets remain functional during the lockdown.


 

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