COVID-19 positive cases total moves up to 67,152, Health Ministry says don’t panic, get timely

11 May, 2020 | newsx bureau

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Health Ministry spokesperson Lab Agarwal today reported over 67,000 COVID-19 cases in India. He asked people not to panic, take precautionary measures and get timely treatment.

The Union Health Ministry on Monday appealed to the people not to panic but step out and get timely treatment if infected with coronavirus. So far, over 67,000 people have been hit by COVID-19.

During a media briefing here, Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, said, “We have to try together that whoever develops symptoms of COVID-19 should not hide, rather step out and get timely treatment.”
“If we do not do this, we will not only be ill but put our families’ health at risk,” added Agarwal.

He said that a total of 97 people have died in the last 24 hours in the country and 4,216 new cases were reported.

He said the number of corona patients in the country increased to 67,152. So far 2,206 patients have died and 44,029 continue to be treated.

“A total of 4,216 new cases were reported and 97 people have died in the last 24 hours,” Agarwal said.

“The total number of recoveries is 20,917. 44,029 people are under active medical supervision, while 2,206 people have died so far. The total number of cases is at 67,152,” he added.

He said that with 1,159 people cured in the last 24 hours, the total number of recoveries is at 20,917, which took the recovery rate to 31.15 per cent.

“1,559 people have recovered in the last 24 hours. Recovery rate is now at 31.15 per cent,” Agarwal said. (ANI)