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COVID-19 cases in India rise to 15,707

Updated: April 19, 2020 10:30 am

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stand at 15,707. The death toll from the outbreak in India is at 507. Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu have reported the highest number of cases. Briefing media in New Delhi, Health Ministry official said that mortality rate in the  country is around 3.3 per cent due to COVID-19 infection. He said, as per age-wise analysis, it was found that  14.4 per cent  death has been reported in age group of 0 to 45 years, 10.3 per cent in the age group of  45 to 60 years, 33.1 per cent  between 60 to 75 years rs it is 33.1 per cent and  for 75 years  and above, the death per cent  is 42.2 per cent. He also informed that 83 per cent death  cases had co-morbidity.

The Health Ministry official said that the  action taken on the field level  is yielding positive results  as  Mahe in Puducherry and Kodagu in Karnataka  have not registered any new case in last 28 days. Besides this, 45 other districts in 23 states have also not registered any new case in last 14 days. The official also informed that  4,291 COVID-19 cases are connected with  a single source in Nizamuddin Markaz cluster. Cases which have come up from these source are found in  in 23 States and UTs . He said,  84 per cent  cases are in Tamil Nadu,  63 per cent cases in Delhi , 79 per cent  in Telangana, and 59 per cent  cases in Uttar Pradesh .

Home Ministry official said that both the Centre and  states have started control rooms and helpline numbers for addressing citizen’s problems. She said, all states have started State and District Emergency Centres. She informed that Labour Ministry has started 20 Control rooms for addressing grievances of labourers.She said that the new toll free numbers of the Home Ministry – 1930 and 1944  are resolving citizens’ grievances. Besides, single emergency response no. 112 is operational in 29 states and Union Territories and police, fire and ambulance services can be availed on contacting on  this number.

The official said, foreign citizens who are stranded in India due to spread of COVID19 and whose visas have expired or going to be  expired, would be extended till midnight of 3rd of May , 2020, upon receipt of online application by the foreigner.She said, exit to foreign nationals stranded in India , if so requested by them during this period, will also be granted to them up to 14 days beyond 3rd May  till 17th May without levy of overstay penalty

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