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Confirmed COVID-19 cases in India reaches at 8,356

Updated: April 12, 2020 10:17 am
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stands at 8,356. The Union Health Ministry has said that 273 people have died due to the disease.  Globally, there have been over 17.7 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. At least 1.08 lakh people have died so far.

A total of 586 hospitals in the country have been marked as dedicated COVID-19 hospitals with capacity of over one lakh isolation beds and 11,500 ICU beds reserved for coronavirus patients, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

Addressing a press briefing, Health Ministry’s Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said the government has taken early preemptive action to identify COVID-19 hotspots in the country. In the absence of a lockdown and other containment measures, there would have been over 8.2 lakh coronavirus cases in the country till April 15, he said.

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