Coronavirus cases in India surge to 4,426, death toll at 114
The total number of novel coronavirus cases in India surged to 4,426 on Tuesday, according to Union Health Ministry. The number of fresh cases increased more than 200, from the earlier data which recorded 4,200 positive Covid-19 cases.
The death toll has increased to 114, while 318 patients have been discharged or recovered from the highly contagious disease. One has migrated to another country, the ministry said.
Earlier data that was released on Monday morning, Lav Agrawal, Health Ministry, said, “62% of the deaths have been reported among people over 60 years age, 30% in age bracket of 40 to 60 years and 7% victims were below 40 years age.”
R Gangakhedkar of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that an order has been placed for 5 lakh testing kits out of which 2.5 lakh kits will be delivered between 8 and 9 April.
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