Covid-19 count in India crosses 16,000-mark, death toll at 519…….


The number of coronavirus cases in India crossed the 16,000-mark on Sunday as the death toll reached 519, according to health ministry data. Of the 16,116 cases so far, 2301 infected patients have recovered. The data offers some glimmer of hope as the rate of recovery of Covid-19 patients has improved to a little over 140%, officials said, while 43 districts have not reported any new cases in the last 14 days. There are currently 13,295 active patients in the country while 2,301 patients have been discharged or cured from the highly contagious disease. One patient has migrated from the country. There are also 77 foreign nationals who are affected by the virus. The mortality rate for COVID-19 cases in India is around 3.2%. It also said that there are 755 dedicated COVID-19 hospitals and 1,389 dedicated healthcare centres set up in country. During the press briefing on Sunday evening, Lav Aggrawal from Health Ministry said that 54 districts in 23 States/Union Territories didn’t report any cases in last 14 days.

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