Lav Aggarwal said that so far about 66,000 tests have been done with, 8,000 tests being conducted in the last 24 hours, the highest in a single day. (Photo Credit: ANI)
India has seen as many as 336 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours with the total number of novel coronavirus positive cases going up to 2,301. According to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 12 deaths were reported in India in last one day. With this the number of deaths in the country linked to COVID-19 is now at 56.
Some of these deaths are related to the religious event organised by Tablighi Jamaat in the west Nizamuddin area of Delhi. In the last two days around 647 confirmed coronavirus cases related to Tablighi Jamaat evacuees from Delhi's Nizamuddin area were found in 14 states - Andaman and Nicobar, Assam, Delhi, Himachal, Haryana, J&K, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, confirmed Lav Aggarwal, joint secretary said.
So far, 157 patients have recovered from COVID-19. Aggarwal also said that so far about 66,000 tests have been done with, 8,000 tests being conducted in the last 24 hours, the highest in a single day. Expressing concerns over misbehaviour with doctors and medical staff, he said strict action will be taken in cases of attack on doctors and paramedical staff Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has appealed to patients and their families not to create any obstacle in the path of doctors while they discharge their duties.
Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh government invoked the stringent National Security Act against some Tablighi Jamaat members quarantined at a hospital in Ghaziabad. These Jamaat members had allegedly misbehaved with the nurses, making lewd remarks and dropping their pants.
The six Jamaat members at the district hospital were shifted to an isolation ward set up at a private educational institute after the complaints against them. They are among the thousands who attended a religious congregation at organisation's New Delhi headquarter, now being seen as a coronavirus hotspot. (With Agency Inputs)