COVID-19 Cases From Nizamuddin Event Cause National Spike To 1,397

Publish On: 01 Apr, 2020 09:29 AM | Updated   |   Shivalik  

The number of coronavirus positive cases linked to the Nizamuddin Markaz where the Tablighi Jamaat held a congregation of thousands has risen to 93.

Due to this, there has been an enormous spike in India's number of cases and on Tuesday with the Union Health Ministry reporting 146 new cases.

This takes the entire number of COVID-19 positive cases to 1,397 in India, including 1,238 active cases and 35 deaths while 124 persons are cured.

In Delhi, the total number of cases reached 120 on Tuesday, with 23 new cases getting reported within the last 24 hours. 

According to the Delhi Health Department, among the 23 new cases, eight people had foreign travel history, seven had contact history and eight were under investigation. 

A total of 24 people have tested positive from the Nizamuddin Markaz Masjid so far. From the Markaz, while 441 were taken to hospitals, 1,447 are placed on quarantine.

Tamil Nadu is witnessing a spike within the number of positive cases from the Nizamuddin event as 50 attendees have tested positive, Tamil Nadu Health Secretary Beela Rajesh said.

The government also said that out of 1,131 people that returned to the state from Delhi, where the around 1,800-strong congregation was held, 515 are traced while the remaining 616 are asked to self-report.

A similar exercise is on in Telangana where  six people that returned from Delhi have died and teams are visiting a number of these people at their homes in Hyderabad.