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6 Deaths and 106 Coronavirus Cases Reported in 24 Hours, Govt to Focus on ‘Emerging Hot Spots’

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare today said there are 979 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country, including 25 deaths.

New Delhi| 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 the 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.

“In the last 24 hours, 106 new positive cases and six deaths have been reported,” said Joint Secretary Lav Aggarwal. A 40-year-old woman died in Maharashtra today, taking the death toll in the state due to the novel coronavirus to 7. The number of cases in India is inching close to the 1,000-mark with the Union Health Ministry pegging the figure at 979. A total of 25 people have died due to the pandemic that has infected more than 6 lakh people globally.

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Even as hundreds of migrants are on their way to their native places, the Centre on Sunday directed the state authorities to seal borders to restrict interstate 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.

Despite lockdown, essential supplies are getting maintained. Migrant workers are moving around, but strict instructions have been issued to seal the borders. There should be no movement of people, but only of goods: Punya Srivastava, Joint Secretary, Home Ministry.

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