Coronavirus India Updates: Death toll touches 452 as cases near 14,000 mark
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tracker Live Updates: With 1,007 deaths recorded in past 24 hours, the number of COVID-19 cases in India on Friday stood at 13,835. According to the latest update by the Health Ministry, 23 people succumbed to the disease in last 24 hours taking the total death toll to 452.
Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in a press conference on Friday, stated that there have been 40% decline in positive COVID-19 cased in India. A total of 1,919 hospitals dedicated to COVID-19 with over 1,73,000 isolation and more than 21,000 ICU beds are in service of the patients so far, he added.
The Reserve Bank of India Friday reduced the reverse repo rate by 25 basis points, from 4 per cent to 3.75 per cent, to encourage banks to invest. The policy rate remains unchanged. This was part of the measures announced by Governor Shaktikanta Das to boost the economy amid the coronavirus outbreak. There are at least 150 officers quarantined at the RBI headquarters, working 24×7 to monitor the situation, he said.
In global news, the number of cases rose to over 2,159,000, while the toll stood at more than 145,500. At least 548,000 people have recovered from the disease.
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