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Death toll due to COVID-19 rises to 13 in India, and the number of confirmed cases is 649, says Health Ministry.
As per the latest received from sources, India has 659 confirmed cases of Coronavirus, of which as many as 500 are active, according to data from the Health Ministry and State governments. The death toll stands at 15, with Tamilnadu, Madhya Pradesh recording very first deaths due to coronavirus. Gujarat has reported its second death and rise in number of positive cases.
Looking at the Bihar government’s preparedness for COVID-19, as many as 83 junior doctors at Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH), which has been designated as the State’s first special hospital, have written to their superintendent seeking 15-day home quarantine as many of them have developed symptoms of the viral disease in the absence of protective kits and masks.
The test report of a woman who died on March 24 turned out positive for coronavirus on Thursday, taking the COVID-19 death toll in Maharashtra to four.
The woman, who hailed from Navi Mumbai, had symptoms similar to the coronavirus infection. Thus, as a precautionary measure, her samples were taken and sent for testing.
“The test came out positive this morning. We are now taking the necessary precautions for her relatives as well,” an health official told.
An elderly man has been tested positive for COVID-19 in West Bengal, the tenth case of the deadly viral disease in the State. The 66-year-old from Nayabad in Kolkata had no history of travelling abroad or outside the State.
He is undergoing treatment in the isolation ward of a private hospital and his family kept in home isolation under police protection.
In Gujarat whole state is loced down, state borders are sealed to stop the spread of Covid-19.
Facing lockdown and no work, major cities of Gujarat, including Surat, Ahmedabad and Vadodara, are witnessing an exodus of migrant workers leaving in the thousands, either walking or on motorbikes, with a complete shutdown of transportation services.
Local officials said over 5,000 motorcycles have left Surat. “Migrant workers from diamond and other sectors are leaving on motorbikes because factories are shut,” a senior official from Surat said.