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Covid-19 cases in India surge past 11,000

Updated: April 15, 2020 9:58 am

As Lockdown 2.0 begins, the total number of coronavirus cases in India has risen to 11,439 after 1076 fresh Covid-19 infections were reported in the past 24 hours, according to the latest data from Health Ministry. Fatalities from coronavirus in India has gone up to 377, with Maharashtra topping the tally with 178 deaths. On the other hand, 1,305 patients have been cured of the virus or discharged.

Briefing media in New Delhi  yesterday, the Health Ministry Representative  said, 602 dedicated COVID-19 hospitals have been set up in the country and the Centre is working with states to increase health infrastructure. The Home Ministry Representative  said, there is sufficient supply of essential commodities across the country.  She said the  Home Ministry  control room is monitoring supply of essential goods and services and also resolving complaints and grievances through the helplines. Around five thousand  complaints have been resolved through this helpline so far.

A representative of Indian Council of Medical Research informed that over  2.3 lakh samples  have been tested so far. He said, there are 166 labs under ICMR network and 70 private sector labs are  conducting COVID-19 tests in the country.

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