29.8 percent coronavirus cases in India are linked to Nizamuddin Markaz: Health Ministry

By Rajan Nath - April 18, 2020 5:04 pm

The Union Health Ministry on Saturday stated that out of the total 14378 coronavirus cases in India, 4291 (29.8 percent) cases are related to the Nizamuddin Markaz cluster from a single source and affected 23 States and Union Territories.

Joint Secretary Lav Aggarwal said that "Mortality rate in our country is around 3.3 percent. An age-wise analysis will tell you that 14.4 percent of death has been reported in the age group of 0-45 years. Between 45-60 years it is 10.3 percent, between 60-75 years it is 33.1 percent & for 75 years and above it is 42.2 percent."

He added that "If an analysis is done on the basis of co-morbid conditions, then you will find that 83 percent cases had co-morbidity." 1992 people across the country have cured and discharged. So far, the overall cure percentage is something around 13.85 percent, Lav said. Adding, he said that "Since Friday 991 additional positive cases have been reported which takes confirmed cases to 14,378. 43 new deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 480."

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He also said that "A positive trend has been noted in 47 districts across 23 states. No positive cases have been reported in the last 28 days in Mahe of Puducherry, and Kodagu of Karnataka." "In 45 other districts, no new positive cases have been reported in the last 14 days," he added.

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Meanwhile, it has been reported that the Health Minister has urged hospitals to attend to critical non-COVID patients with equal compassion and to keep sufficient bloodstock for transfusion by promoting voluntary blood donors.

-PTC News