106 cases, 6 deaths in 24 hours
Coronavirus Latest Live Updates: With 106 fresh cases and six deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India rose to 979 including 25 deaths on Sunday, the health ministry said.
Highlighting that co-morbidity has played a major role in most deaths reported in the country, Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare said: "Data is being monitored at state level. High risk cases, which include age or contact history as criteria and which are found serious are monitors. The government has also set up a toll free number which is being operated by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru for people with mental health issues.
Even as hundreds of migrants are on their way to their native places, the Centre on Sunday directed the state authorities to to seal borders to restrict inter-state movement. It also said that all people who have travelled during the lockdown period will be put under mandatory 14-day quarantine at government facilities.
In the United States, where more than 2,000 people including an infant have succumbed to the infection, President Donald Trump has backed away from calling for quarantine for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, instead directing Saturday night that a 'strong Travel Advisory' be issued to stem the spread of the outbreak. The COVID-19 'patient zero', the originating point of the virus in Wuhan, believes she got the disease from a toilet she shared with meat sellers in the market and that the death toll could have been lower if the government had "acted sooner". Globally, over 6.6 lakh people are infected and nearly 30,000 killed.
(Inputs and image from theindianexpress.com)