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Coronavirus India Updates: 74 new Covid-19 cases in TN, 73 of them attended Jamaat event

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    Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19): The number of confirmed cases in India is nearing 3,000 and includes 68 deaths and 184 recoveries. Coronavirus India Updates: 74 new Covid-19 cases in TN, 73 of them attended Jamaat event
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The total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in India rose to 2,902 on Saturday morning, according to data made available by the Health Ministry. This includes 183 cured or discharged and 68 people who succumbed to the respiratory illness.

Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19): The number of confirmed cases in India is nearing 3,000 and includes 68 deaths and 184 recoveries. In comparison, coronavirus has claimed more than 58,000 lives across the globe while infecting over 1 million people. On April 4, deaths of Covid-19 patients were reported from Karnataka, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Tamil Nadu. Meanwhile, new confirmed cases have been reported from Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Gujrat, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Jammu, Assam, and Chhattisgarh.

The total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in India rose to 2,902 on Saturday morning, according to data made available by the Health Ministry. This includes 183 cured or discharged and 68 people who succumbed to the respiratory illness.

India reported 355 fresh cases of infection since the last update on Friday evening. Cases more than tripled in the last seven days.

Today is the eleventh day of the 21-day lockdown, slated to end on April 14.

The country reported its 1,000th Covid-19 case on March 29—nearly two months after reporting its first case. The next thousand cases were reported in merely four days.

Globally, coronavirus cases crossed the one million mark while the death toll stood at 58000, according to the latest available data from Johns Hopkins.

A Muslim missionary group Tablighi Jamaat is in the headlines, as reports of coronavirus or COVID-19 cases, emerging from different parts of the world are being linked to its gatherings.

The Indian government has filed a case against its Chief Maulana Mohammad Saad Kandhalvi for arranging a gathering at its headquarters located in Nizamuddin locality in the heart of capital New Delhi.

A strictly apolitical organization that focuses only on teaching basics of Islam to its followers, has invoked the ire of Indian media, which is projecting Muslims in general and the group in particular as villains in the battle against the spread of the virus.

Even senior leaders of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were quick to denounce the Jamaat for arranging congregation, alleging the act had endangered lives.

Authorities said Kandhalvi had made a mockery of social distancing norms. They said that after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown, thousands of people continued to stay inside the Nizamuddin Markaz. But Jamaat office-bearers say that participants of the gathering had no way to go to their homes, because of sudden lockdown.