354 confirmed COVID19 cases in the last 24 hours in India

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has shot off letters to chief ministers of Delhi and Maharashtra to ensure the safety of nurses hailing from Kerala working in these states following reports of paramedical staff being affected with Covid-19.

  • 7th Apr 2020

As per the ministry of health and family welfare data on Tuesday, India recorded 354 confirmed cases of COVID-19 taking the total number of cases in the country to 4,421. As per the ministry, 114 people have died of the pandemic in India with 326 persons discharged after recovery. Worldwide, close to 1.35 million have been infected with the death toll now stan standing at 74,807. Around 277,402 people have recovered worldwide.
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has shot off letters to chief ministers of Delhi and Maharashtra to ensure the safety of nurses hailing from Kerala working in these states following reports of paramedical staff being affected with Covid-19. Vijayan had said 46 nurses from Kerala in Mumbai have been infected by the virus and more than 150 nurses were under observation there. He had also said that five nurses in Delhi's prestigious Cancer Institute have been confirmed with coronavirus and there were complaints regarding lack of PPEs across the country. He had also written to PM Modi and requested that the state governments concerned may be advised to urgently look into the protection given to the health personnel.

India to provide malaria drugs to all neighboring countries, says govt
In view of the humanitarian aspects of coronavirus pandemic, it was decided that India would license paracetamol and Hydroxychloroquine in appropriate quantities to all the neighboring countries who are dependent on our capabilities, the ministry of external affairs said. "We will also be supplying these essential drugs to some nations who have been particularly badly affected by the pandemic. We would, therefore, discourage any speculation in this regard or any attempts to politicize the matter," the ministry added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has endorsed The Times of India's Mask India campaign which encourages people to cover their faces while venturing out to stop the spread of coronavirus. "Always better to take that extra precaution. I will help you and those around you. I commend the @timesofindia group for this very innovative movement. #IndiaFightsCorona," the PM tweeted.

63% of COVID-19 deaths in India among 60-plus
Those above 60 years of age makeup just 19% of coronavirus patients in India but account for 63% of the fatalities so far, with those having pre-existing health conditions being even more vulnerable. Of the rest, 30% of those who died were 40-60 years old and only 7% were younger than 40. As many as 86% of the fatalities had conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, heart and kidney disease.

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