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COVID-19 : cases now 5274, deaths 149, 410 cured so far

09-04-2020

Agencies, New Delhi

With a spike in fresh cases since Wednesday morning, confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus in the country rose to 5,274 by evening, as per the Health Ministry data.
Currently, the active COVID cases stand at 4714, with an increase of 71 active cases since morning.


With 25 deaths reported since Tuesday evening, the total casualties so far due to the deadly virus across the country has reached 149.
The number of cured and discharged cases stand at 410.


The number of cases have jumped the 1000-mark in Maharashtra with 1,018 cases and 64 casualties so far, followed by Tamil Nadu at 690. In Delhi, the number stands at 576 and 427 in Telangana.


In the past two to three days, confirmed cases have rapidly spiked in Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh, according to the government data.
A Covid infected person can infect 406 people in 30 days, the Union Health Ministry had said.


Meanwhile, MHA has written to the states to ensure availability of essential goods by invoking the Essential Commodities Act 1955, and take urgent steps in view of preventing hoarding, black marketing to make sure that the commodities are available to the people at fair prices.

 

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