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About 40% of India’s COVID-19 positive cases never went to abroad, says ICMR

About 40% of India’s COVID-19 positive cases never went to abroad, says ICMR

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 April 2020 10:50 AM GMT

About 40 percent of India’s COVID-19 positive persons have never travelled any foreign country or did not have contact with person/s suffered from the pandemic, a latest data of the ICMR revealed. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the highest health research body in the country, has on Thursday revealed some data on the country’s COVID-19 patients. “A total of 104 of the 5,911 patients with severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) tested positive for COVID-19, out of which 40 cases did not report any history of contact with a known case or international travel,” the ICMR data said.

The government health research body also said that the data have been compiled on the basis of a study conducted in the country from February 15 to April 2 this year. Meanwhile, more than 190 people died from the pandemic and more than six thousand infected by the deadly virus in the country, so far. According to the Union Health Ministry the chances of getting infected among (severe acute respiratory infections) SARI patients increased from zero per cent before March 14 to 2.6 per cent by April 2 it the country.

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