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COVID-19 cases near 900 mark

COVID-19 cases near 900 mark

Coronavirus LIVE updates: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday said that a total of 873 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported in India, with 775 active cases, 78 patients being discharged, and 19 fatalities. Kerala on Saturday reported its first COVID-19 death. The deceased (69) had returned from Dubai and was admitted to Kalamassery Medical College on March 22nd following symptoms. He later tested positive. He's a resident of Chullikkal in Kochi.

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Maharashtra on Saturday reported six new cases with the tally rising to 159, while Gujarat reported six new cases with the total number in the state at 53. Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that he has been told to "prepare for a potential Stage 3 outbreak of Covid-19 in Delhi" and was, therefore, taking steps to handle the situation even if it gets to 1,000 COVID-19 cases a day. In other news, an 85-year-old general surgeon died hours after he tested positive in Mumbai.

The global death toll rose to 27,333 on Saturday, with the highest number of deaths in Italy, according to John Hopkins. The number of infected people in the world rose to 5,95,953 around the world, with the US alone reporting 1,00,000 on Friday. New York is still the worst-hit city in the US.

(Inputs and image from theindianexpress.com)

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