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With Three More Positive Cases For COVID-19 In India, The Total Number Reaches To 34

COVID 19 in India

The Union Health Ministry on Saturday declared that three (3) more cases have been found positive for COVID-19 in the country. These include two (2) from Ladakh with travel history to Iran and one (1) from Tamil Nadu with travel history to Oman.

With these new cases, total number of confirmed positive coronavirus cases are now 34 in the country. 31 cases are being treated in hospitals and are stable. Whereas the earlier three from Kerala have been discharged.

In addition, 108 samples have been received from Iran today. These samples are being tested at the laboratory in AIIMS. Also, six scientists from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have been stationed in Iran. Equipment and reagents, worth approximately Rs.10 crores have been dispatched to enable them to setup a lab there.

Total of 7,26,122 from 7,108 flights have been screened at airports. Between yesterday morning and today, total of 73,766 passengers from 573 flights have undergone screening at airports.

As many as 52 laboratories are now operational across the country for testing COVID-19 virus. An additional 57 laboratories have been provided with Viral Transport Media and swabs for sample collection.

In order to spread awareness, special COVID-19 mobile phone caller tune was launched by all telecom operators with basic infection prevention messages played when a caller dials-out. Over 117.2 crore subscribers of BSNL, MTNL Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone-Idea are being progressively reached out to through SMSs and Call Backs.

Read also: PM Directed To Identify More Quarantine Locations For COVID-19 Patients


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