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593 active COVID-19 cases in India, 13 fatalities: Health Ministry

593 active COVID-19 cases in India, 13 fatalities: Health Ministry

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 March 2020 7:34 AM GMT

New Delhi: As on Wednesday there are at least 593 active COVID 2019 cases in India, of this, 42 have been cured, 13 have died and one migrated, according to the data put out by the Health Ministry at 10.15 am on Thursday

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday said that there was a reduction in the rate of increment of novel coronavirus cases in India. The reduction has been noticed during the lockdown which was implemented in the country on Wednesday.

“Although we are seeing a larger number of cases being reported and deaths recorded, the rate at which the cases are increasing appears to be relatively stabilizing,” Joint Health Secretary Lav Agarwal told media at a press conference.

“However, this is only the initial trend,” Agarwal cautioned. He said if the measures taken by the government are strictly followed, then there will be a time when no case will be reported.

Agarwal also stressed continuing with measures to contain the dreaded disease from transmitting in the country. (IANS)

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